Accession Number:

ADA171724

Title:

An Investigation into the Effects of Fuel Additives and Fuel Composition on Soot Particle Size in a T63 Gas Turbine Combustor Using Light Transmittance and Scattering Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation was conducted to examine the effects of fuel-air ratios, fuel composition and smoke-suppressant fuel additives on the sooting characteristics of a T-63 combustor. Multiple wavelength light transmission and two angle light scattering measurements were used to measure the mean soot diameter. Ferrocene, 12 Cerium Hex-Cem and USLAD 2055 were found effective in reducting exhaust gas opacity. Initial results were conflicting on the cause for the reduced opacity.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE