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Publication Citation: Effect of RP-1 Compositional Variability on Thermophysical Properties

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Author(s): Marcia L. Huber; Eric W. Lemmon; Thomas J. Bruno;
Title: Effect of RP-1 Compositional Variability on Thermophysical Properties
Published: October 06, 2009
Abstract: We compare experimental and predicted thermophysical properties of two samples of rocket propellant RP-1 obtained from different batches of RP-1 that exhibit compositional variations. One sample is atypical, due to a high olefin content. The effect of the compositional variation is shown for several thermophysical properties such as density, sound speed, viscosity, thermal conductivity and the distillation curve. We also compare two different surrogate mixture models that were developed for each fuel sample. The greatest effects are seen in the viscosity and the distillation curve.
Citation: Energy and Fuels
Volume: 23
Pages: pp. 5550 - 5555
Keywords: distillation curve, rocket propellant, RP-1, surrogate
Research Areas: Energy, Chemistry, Chemical Analysis, Composition, Fossil Fuels
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