Accession Number : ADP003153

Title :   Predicted TF41 Performance with the AGARD Research Fuel,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Peters,J. E.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Calculations are presented to predict the performance of an alternative fuel in a conventional gas turbine combustor. Existing data for fuel effects on the Detroit Diesel Allison TF41 combustor, a can-annular burner, are correlated with the semi-empirical characteristic time model. The correlations are used to predict the ignition, stability and combustion efficiency performance of a proposed alternative fuel, the AGARD Research Fuel, in the TF41 combustor. Compared to standard NATO F-40 and F-35 fuels the alternative fuel will provide similar combustion efficiency levels, reduced flame stability and significantly degraded ignition performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ignition, *Combustors, *Jet engine fuels, Atomization, Mixtures, Annular burners, Blowoff, Combustion stability, Flames, Efficiency, Degradation, Performance(Engineering), Mathematical prediction, Turbofan engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE