AVIATION USAGE OF LIQUID HYDROGEN FUEL -- PROSPECTS AND PROBLEMS

If worldwide air transportation is to continue to grow as forecast, a fuel must be found to supplant petroleum-based kerosene. The new fuel must be available universally without hazard of control by cartel, and must meet fundamental requirements of economics, safety, performance and environmental considerations. Hydrogen is found to provide this potential. The results of studies performed to investigate the feasibility, practicability, and potential advantages/disadvantages of using liquid hydrogen as fuel in both subsonic and supersonic commercial transport aircraft for initial operation in the 1990-2000 time period are discussed.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Brewer, G D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00172779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM