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Fuels for Gas‐Turbine Aero‐Engines: An Examination of the Performance Requirements and Attributes and Availability of Suitable Fuels

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 January 1951

Abstract

THE advent of gas‐turbines as power plants for military and civil aircraft has demonstrated certain actual and potential advantages over the use of conventional piston engines which ensure the increased adoption and importance of this type of prime mover. This increased use of gas‐turbines in the aircraft field has necessitated careful reconsideration of the fuel supply position in the light of the new engine requirements. It is clear therefore that a detailed knowledge of all aspects of fuel performance in gas‐turbine‐powered aircraft is needed in order to enable the necessary usable fuel supply position to be assessed, and any resulting problems to be surmounted.

Citation

Sharp, J.G. (1951), "Fuels for Gas‐Turbine Aero‐Engines: An Examination of the Performance Requirements and Attributes and Availability of Suitable Fuels", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 2-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031986

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