CATALYTIC COMBUSTION FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Fuel injectors to provide a premixed prevaporized fuel-air mixture are studied. An evaluation of commercial catalysts was performed as part of a program leading to the demonstration of a low emissions combustor for an automotive gas turbine engine. At an inlet temperature of 800 K, a pressure of 500,000 Pa and a velocity of 20 m/s a multiple-jet injector produced less than + or - 10 percent variation in Jet-A fuel-air ratio and 100 percent varporization with less than 0.5 percent pressure drop. Fifteen catalytic reactors were tested with propane fuel at an inlet temperature of 800 K, a pressure of 300,000 Pa and inlet velocities of 10 to 25 m/s. Seven of the reactors had less than 2 percent pressure drop while meeting emissions goals of 13.6 gCO/kg fuel and 1.64 gHC/kg fuel at the velocities and exit temperatures required for operation in an automotive gas turbine engine. NO sub x emissions at all conditions were less than 0.5 ppm. All tests were performed with steady state conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Proposed for Presentation at the 4TH Intern. Symp. On Automotive Propulsion Systems, Washington, D. C., 17-22 Apr. 1977; Sponsored by NATO.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D N
    • Tacina, R R
    • Mroz, T S
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73589
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM