A STUDY OF THE TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION WITHIN AIRCRAFT-FUEL FIRES
NAVAL WEAPONS EVALUATION FACILITY ALBUQUERQUE NM
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A relatively simple picture of the temperature distribution within 100130-octane aviation gasoline and JP-4 aviation fuel fires is presented. JP-4 aviation fuel burns with a slightly hotter flame temperature than 100 130octane aviation gasoline. The point of hottest temperature within the fire is in the center between 30 and 50 in. above the surface of the fuel. The interior of the fire is hotter than the edges at all heights 18 in. or greater above the fuel surface. At 6 in. above the fuel surface, the edges of the fire are hotter than the interior. No relationship between the temperature of the fire and the time it has burned was found.
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