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Measurements of Density and Speed of Sound of JP-10 and Comparison to Rocket Propellants and Jet Fuels

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Author(s)

Stephanie L. Outcalt, Arno R. Laesecke

Abstract

Densities of the missile fuel JP-10 were measured with two vibrating-tube densimeters. The combined range of the data is from 270 K to 470 K with pressures to 30 MPa. The speed of sound in the fuel was measured with a propagation time method at ambient pressure from 278.15 K to 343.15 K. The density and speed of sound results at ambient pressure were combined to obtain the adiabatic compressibility. Correlations are reported that represent the temperature and pressure dependence of the experimental density data within their estimated uncertainty. The properties of JP-10 are compared with other previously measured jet and rocket fuels.
Citation
Energy and Fuels
Volume
25

Keywords

Adiabatic compressibility, Aircraft fuel, Compressed liquid, Density, Exo-tetrahydrodicyclopentadiene, Jet-A, JP-8, JP-10, Rocket propellants, Speed of Sound, Vibrating-tube densimeter

Citation

Outcalt, S. and Laesecke, A. (2011), Measurements of Density and Speed of Sound of JP-10 and Comparison to Rocket Propellants and Jet Fuels, Energy and Fuels, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907255 (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created February 14, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017