Accession Number:

ADA094382

Title:

Dynamic, Hot Surface Ignition of Aircraft Fuels and Hydraulic Fluids

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1977-Dec 1979

Corporate Author:

SAN JOSE STATE UNIV CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The dynamic surface ignition characteristics of aircraft fuels and hydraulic fluids were investigated on heated stainless steel and titanium surfaces. Local air flow 0.8 to 50 meters per second 2.4 to 152.4 ftsec effects were measured. aircraft fuels evaluated on titanium surfaces ignited 25 to 75 C 77 to 167 F lower 500 to 600 C 932 to 1112 F than values required to ignite the fuels on a heated stainless steel surface. Higher local surface air speeds necessitated higher surface temperatures for ignition of an applied fluid. The same trends were noted for hydraulic fluids sprayed on the heated surfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE