Accession Number : ADP003134

Title :   The Effects of Fuel Composition Upon Heat Transfer in Gas Turbine Combustors,

Corporate Author : LAVAL UNIV QUEBEC DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Odgers,J. ; Kretschmer,D.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The widening of fuel specifications will lead to fuels having a lower hydrogen content. This change will influence the heat transfer in combustion chambers, mainly through increased radiation from increased carbon in the flame. The influence of ring compounds is not very clear and - to date - the best correlation is with fuel hydrogen content. Due to this, the Luminosity-Factor is still the most convenient tool for the prediction of fuel effects upon heat transfer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fuels, *Combustors, *Heat transfer, Gas turbines, Hydrogen, Chemical properties, Physical properties, Luminosity, Flames, Carbon, Deposits, Walls, Deposits, Walls, High temperature, Mathematical prediction, Life expectancy(Service life), Aromatic hydrocarbons, Composition(Property), Canada

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE