The composition of diesel fuel in relation to its thermodynamic properties is discussed. It is indicated that there is less correlation between the fuel specification and the properties than in the case of petrols. Maxwell's correlation methods and hydrocarbon mixture data are employed to determine the properties of a light diesel oil. Methods of approximation and reduction of this data are presented which give rapid methods of estimation of specific enthalpy and volume with allied properties without excessive computer storage requirements. The methods cover the whole range of states required, including the neighborhood of the critical point.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Williams, T J
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00040953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM