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Publication Citation: Computational Analysis of Dynamic SPK(S8)-JP8 Fueled Combustor-Sector Performance

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Author(s): R. Ryder; Robert C. Hendricks; Marcia L. Huber; D. T. Shouse;
Title: Computational Analysis of Dynamic SPK(S8)-JP8 Fueled Combustor-Sector Performance
Published: April 09, 2010
Abstract: Civil and military flight tests using blends of synthetic and biomass fueling with jet fuel up to 50:50 are currently considered as drop in fuels. They are fully compatible with aircraft performance, emissions and fueling systems, yet the design and operations of such fueling systems and combustors must be capable of running fuels from a range of feedstock sources. This paper provides Smart Combustor or Fuel Flexible Combustor designers with computational tools, preliminary performance, emissions and particulates combustor sector data. The baseline fuel is kerosene-JP8+100 (military) or Jet-A (civil). Results for synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK) fuel blends show little change with respect to baseline performance, yet do show lower emissions. The evolution of a validated combustor design procedure is fundamental to the development of dynamic fueling of combustor systems for gas turbine engines that comply with multiple feedstock sources satisfying both new and legacy systems.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery
Pages: 13 pp.
Location: Honolulu, HI
Dates: April 4-9, 2010
Keywords: combustor performance, JP8, Fischer Tropsch fuel
Research Areas: Chemical Engineering & Processing, Aerospace
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