To reduce the logistics problems of a mobile army, requirements for a fuel to operate satisfactorily in both diesel and turbine engines, in tropical as well as arctic climates, are suggested. The critical properties of fuels for turbine and diesel operation are examined. In the course of developing these suggested requirements, computer programs were formulated for blending hydrocarbon fractions with a base fuel to yield a fuel with desired properties for diesel and turbine operation. The effects of cetane improver and pour depressant additives on the characteristics of a 'universal fuel' are examined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Laboratory
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78284

    Army Mobility Equipment R&D Center

    Fort Belvoir, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • BOWDEN, J N
    • Wimer, W W
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFLRL-67
  • Contract Numbers: DAAK02-73-C-0221
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM