Small-Scale Impact Tests of Crash-Safe Turbine Fuels.
Final rept. 1964-1970,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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A variety of regular and modified hydrocarbon-turbine fuels, one nonhydrocarbon fuel, and reticulated polyurethane foam filled with neat fuel has subjected to small-scale impact tests to determine burning, misting, and splatter characteristics of the fuels. The results of the study conclude that it is entirely feasible to retard the ignitibility, combustibility, and flow characteristics of current hydrocarbon fuels by increasing their apparent viscosity. The study showed that non-Newtonian gelled fuels performed better than other modified fuel candidates and better than the reticulated polyurethane foams filled with neat fuel. Author