Accession Number : AD0714030

Title :   A Study of the Compatibility of a Four Engine Commercial Jet Transport Aircraft Fuel System with Gelled and Emulsified Fuels.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Peacock,A. T. ; Hazelton,R. F. ; Gresko,L. S. ; Christensen,L. D.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The rheological and physical properties of four gelled and three emulsified turbine fuels were evaluated. One gelled and one emulsified fuel were selected for further test and analysis in a compatibility study with a four engine commercial jet transport aircraft fuel system. Full scale testing of system components was performed. Penalties and problem areas associated with using the fuels were identified by an analysis of the fuel system. A full-scale ground test program to evaluate an aircraft fuel system's performance on thickened fuels was outlined. Results show significant decreases in available fuel and large increases in system weights are associated with the use of the thickened fuels described. Substantial fuel development is indicated before application to commercial aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*FUEL SYSTEMS, COMPATIBILITY), (*JET TRANSPORT PLANES, FUEL SYSTEMS), GELS, COLLOIDS, AVIATION SAFETY, AIRCRAFT FIRES, RHEOLOGY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE