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Effect of broadened-specification fuels on aircraft engines and fuel systemsA wide variety of studies on the potential effects of broadened-specification fuels on future aircraft engines and fuel systems are summarized. The compositions and characteristics of aircraft fuels that may be derived from current and future crude-oil sources are described, and the most critical properties that may affect aircraft engines and fuel systems are identified and discussed. The problems that are most likely to be encountered because of changes in selected fuel properties are described; and the related effects on engine performance, component durability and maintenance, and aircraft fuel-system performance are discussed. The ability of current technology to accept possible future fuel-specification changes is discussed, and selected technological advances that can reduce the severity of the potential problems are illustrated.
Document ID
19790045370
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Rudey, R. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 79-7008
Meeting Information
International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other