Investigation of engine performance at altitude using selected alternative fuels for the National Jet Fuels Combustion Program

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Proceedings title55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Conference55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9-13 January 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA
AbstractThe National Research Council Canada (NRC) is an allied partner in the National Jet Fuels Combustion Program (NJFCP), which is a US multi-agency program led by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). NJFCP aims to accelerate the ASTM International fuel approval process for alternative jet fuels (AJF) by conducting combustion-related testing and modelling to gain a better understanding of the effect of AJF on engine combustion. In support of NJFCP, NRC has undertaken studies on a turbojet engine to investigate the effect of various fuels on engine ignition at simulated altitude conditions. One baseline conventional petroleum derived jet fuel with “average” physical properties and three test fuels meant to represent AJF with unique characteristics were tested. Significant differences were observed in the ignition performance of the fuels. Despite the test fuel having very different chemical compositions, the fuel physical properties appear to have the predominant influence on the ignition performance.
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PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AffiliationAerospace; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23002413
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