Accession Number:

ADA801401

Title:

Smoking Characteristics of Various Fuels as Determined by Open-Cup and Laboratory-Burner Smoke Tests

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AIRCRAFT ENGINE RESEARCH LAB CLEVELAND OH

Report Date:

1945-09-01

Abstract:

At the request of the Air Technical Service Command, Army Air Forces, the Cleveland laboratory of the NACA is conducting tests in an I-16 combustion chamber to obtain performance data on a variety of hydrocarbon fuels. Inasmuch as the smoking tendency of jet-propulsion fuels is of interest, a laboratory program has been conducted to obtain data on the smoking behavior of fuels. The results of open-cam smoke tests of 25 hydrocarbon fuels and of two series of prepared blends are presented. In order to determine the effect of fuel-air ratio as well as hydrocarbon class on the smoking behavior of fuels, 21 hydrocarbons were tested in a laboratory burner at fuel-air ratios ranging from 0.062 to 0.119. The results of these controlled-burning smoke tests are also presented. Correlation with data from full-scale jet-propulsion tests will be necessary to determine the applicability of the results.

Descriptive Note:

Wartime rept.

Supplementary Note:

Originally issued June and September 1945 as Memorandum Reports NACA-MR-E5F20 and NACA-MR-E5I12.

Pages:

0020

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Document partially illegible.

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1.01MB