Accession Number:

ADA026908

Title:

Environmental Degradation of Fuels, Fluids and Related Materials for Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 73-31 Jan 76

Corporate Author:

MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP DAYTON OH DAYTON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

Investigations of the composition and properties of a number of hydrocarbon fuels are described. Fuel analyses for hydrocarbon types, trace metals content, trace organic contaminants and elemental composition are presented. Studies of the fluorescence spectral properties of aircraft exhaust emissions are described, as is an investigation of the feasibility of using fluorometric measurements on fuels to supplement coker thermal stability data. An investigation of the experimental parameters of the hot manifold flammability test is discussed along with test results for various hydraulic fluids. Components recovered from aircraft crash sites have been examined to determine factors contributing to aircraft failure. Studies supporting Air Force programs for the formulation and specification development of high density fuels are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE