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

Published

Author(s)

Stephanie L. Outcalt, Arno R. Laesecke, Malte B. Freund

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 nist-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

Keywords

Compressed Liquid, Density, Jet A, S-8, Speed of Sound
Created January 27, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017