Accession Number : ADA196582
Title : Alternate Fuels for General Aviation Aircraft with Spark Ignition Engines.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
Personal Author(s) : Ferrara, Augusto M.
Report Date : JUN 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 95
Abstract : This report describes the results of a study into the behavior of several alternate fuels that are under consideration for use in general aviation aircraft engines. The study consisted of a literature search and engine tests using a dynamometer. The literature search identified material compatibility problems and possible solutions to these problems. For the engine tests, a number of gasoline/alcohol blends were prepared using both ethanol and methanol in varying concentrations and the vapor lock behavior was identified. Neat alcohols and methyl-tertiary-butyl ether were also used in the engine and special operational conditions and problems were identified.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT ENGINES, *FUELS, *RECIPROCATING ENGINES, *SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, *SUBSTITUTES, ACCELERATED TESTING, AIRCRAFT, ALCOHOLS, CARBINOLS, CIVIL AVIATION, COMPATIBILITY, DYNAMOMETERS, ENGINES, GASOLINE, LITERATURE SURVEYS, OILS, TEST METHODS, VAPOR LOCK.
Subject Categories : Fuels
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE