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Publication Citation: Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Jet A and S-8 Aviation Turbine Fuels

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Author(s): Stephanie L. Outcalt; Arno R. Laesecke; Malte B. Freund;
Title: Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Jet A and S-8 Aviation Turbine Fuels
Published: January 27, 2009
Abstract: The density and speed of sound were measured for three compositions of aviation jet fuel A, and a synthetic fuel (S-8) derived from the Fischer-Tropsch process. Measurements of density and speed of sound were carried out at ambient pressure (83 kPa) with a rapid characterization instrument from 278.15 K to 343.15 K. Density measurements of the compressed liquids ranged from 270 K to 470 K with pressures to 30 MPa. A total of 529 experimental points are reported. The density measurements are correlated within 0.1 % with a modified Tait equation of state, and adiabatic compressibilities are derived from the density and speed of sound data at ambient pressure.
Citation: Energy and Fuels
Volume: 23
Pages: pp. 1626 - 1633
Keywords: Compressed Liquid; Density; Jet A; S-8; Speed of Sound
Research Areas: Thermophysics, Fossil Fuels, Fuels
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