Accession Number:

ADA066983

Title:

The Impact of Alternate Fuels on Aircraft Configuration Characteristics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 77-Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA LOS ANGELES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

The study dealt with the effect of alternate fuel usage for three classifications of advanced technology vehicles for a post-2000 time period. Alternate fuel design vehicles were configured to optimum thrust loading and wing loading based on hydrocarbon JP-4 fuel, and found to offer 35 to 45 percent weight reduction. Life-cycle cost savings were estimated as a function of fuel cost and showed fuels 10 to 15 times the basepoint resulted in breakeven LCC with the more exotic fuels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE