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Effect of RP-1 Compositional Variability on Thermal Conductivity at High Temperatures and High Pressures

Published

Author(s)

L.A. Akhmedova-Azizova, Ilmutdin M. Abdulagatov, Thomas J. Bruno

Abstract

Thermal conductivity of rocket propellant (RP-1 fuel) has been measured with a coaxial-cylinder (steady-state) technique. Measurements were made in the temperature range from (292 to 732) K and at pressures up to 60 MPa. The total uncertainty of thermal conductivity, pressure, and temperature measurements were estimated to be less than 2 %, 0.05 %, and 30 mK, respectively. The onset of the effects of thermal decomposition (chemical reaction) on the thermal conductivity of RP-1 at temperatures approximately 650 K was found. The measured values of thermal conductivity were compared with the data reported in the literature and with the values calculated from a reference correlation equation. Average absolute deviation (AAD) between the present data and the values reported in the literature was 1.0 %. An empirical model was developed to predict the thermal conductivity of RP-1 (within 2.0 %) with just the thermal conductivity value at reference temperature T0 = 293 K, λ0 as an input.
Citation
Energy and Fuels
Volume
23

Keywords

coaxial-cylinder technique, rocket propellant (RP-1), thermal conductivity, thermal deomposition

Citation

Akhmedova-Azizova, L. , Abdulagatov, I. and Bruno, T. (2009), Effect of RP-1 Compositional Variability on Thermal Conductivity at High Temperatures and High Pressures, Energy and Fuels, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=901440 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created July 28, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021