This paper discusses an Air Force program which is being conducted to establish the properties of an aviation turbine fuel which will result in adequate fuel availability for the Air Force at an acceptable cost. Results of recent processing studies on alternative hydrocarbon sources from coal and shale oil are presented, together with combustor studies directed to determining the effects of property variations on combustor performance, durability, and level of harmful emissions. Also, results of a recent survey are given showing projected increases in turbine fuel availability resulting from turbine fuel property changes. A projection of the chemical and physical properties of the future Air Force aviation turbine fuel is presented.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Churchill, A V
    • Delaney, C L
    • Lander, H R
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 731-734
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM