Materials Problems Using Synthetic Fuels in Engine Combustors
Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1974
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD ENERGY-ENVIRONMENT STUDY GROUP
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This report briefly summarizes the results of a project designed to anticipate materials deterioration problems resulting from the use of synthetic fuels fuels not derived from petroleum in engine combustors. The project consisted of surveying organizations engaged in testing and evaluating synthetic fuels in engine combustion tests. Also the compositions and properties of various synthetic fuels were compiled and analyzed while relating these data to possible materials problems when these fuels are burned in engine combustors. This report identifies some rather minor materials problems encountered in the few short-term combustor tests run and reported upon to date. There appears to be no major materials problems associated with the use of snythetic fuels that cannot be remedied by special processing and treatments on the synthetic fuels.