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Title: Preliminary analysis of aircraft fuel systems for use with broadened specification jet fuels. Final report

Abstract

An analytical study was conducted on the use of broadened specification hydrocarbon fuels in present day aircraft. A short range Boeing 727 mission and three long range Boeing 747 missions were used as basis of calculation for one-day-per-year extreme values of fuel loading, airport ambient and altitude ambient temperatures with various seasonal and climatic conditions. Four hypothetical fuels were selected; two high-vapor-pressure fuels with 35 kPa and 70 kPa RVP and two high-freezing-point fuels with -29 C and -18 C freezing points. In-flight fuel temperatures were predicted by Boeing's aircraft fuel tank thermal analyzer computer program. Boil-off rates were calculated for the high vapor pressure fuels and heating/insulation requirements for the high freezing point fuels were established. Possible minor and major heating system modifications were investigated with respect to heat output, performance and economic penalties for the high freezing point fuels.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Boeing Commercial Airplane Co., Seattle, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5189233
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5189233
Report Number(s):
N-77-27241; NASA-CR-135198; D-6-44538
DOE Contract Number:  
NAS3-19783
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; AIRCRAFT; JET ENGINE FUELS; SPECIFICATIONS; AVIATION FUELS; FUEL SYSTEMS; HEATING; HYDROCARBONS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TURBOJET ENGINES; ENGINES; FUELS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS 330800* -- Emission Control-- Alternative Fuels

Citation Formats

Pasion, A.J., and Thomas, I.. Preliminary analysis of aircraft fuel systems for use with broadened specification jet fuels. Final report. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Pasion, A.J., & Thomas, I.. Preliminary analysis of aircraft fuel systems for use with broadened specification jet fuels. Final report. United States.
Pasion, A.J., and Thomas, I.. Wed . "Preliminary analysis of aircraft fuel systems for use with broadened specification jet fuels. Final report". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {An analytical study was conducted on the use of broadened specification hydrocarbon fuels in present day aircraft. A short range Boeing 727 mission and three long range Boeing 747 missions were used as basis of calculation for one-day-per-year extreme values of fuel loading, airport ambient and altitude ambient temperatures with various seasonal and climatic conditions. Four hypothetical fuels were selected; two high-vapor-pressure fuels with 35 kPa and 70 kPa RVP and two high-freezing-point fuels with -29 C and -18 C freezing points. In-flight fuel temperatures were predicted by Boeing's aircraft fuel tank thermal analyzer computer program. Boil-off rates were calculated for the high vapor pressure fuels and heating/insulation requirements for the high freezing point fuels were established. Possible minor and major heating system modifications were investigated with respect to heat output, performance and economic penalties for the high freezing point fuels.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1977},
month = {Wed Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1977}
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