Fuel Component Effects on Combuster Soot Formation
Final rept. Dec 1982-Sep 1986
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE COMBUSTION LAB
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The principal objective of this program was to obtain information on the effect of fuel composition and combustor operating conditions on soot formation in a model laboratory combustor which is representative of aircraft gas turbine engines GTEs. Work included the development of a laboratory scale combustor that reflects the characteristics of practical GTEs and the blending of a fuel surrogate from pure hydrocarbons to stimulate JP-4. The results show that the soot yield is affected by fuel molecular structure, loading, engine aerodynamics, and pattern of fuel injection. The performance of the combustor was shown to be highly sensitive to the atomizing air conditions of the fuel nozzle.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines