Comparison of vibrations and emissions of conventional jet fuel with stressed 100% SPK and Fully Formulated Synthetic Jet Fuel

Bhupendra Khandelwal, Swapneel Roy, Charles Lord, Simon Blakey

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Abstract

The rapid growth of the aviation sector around the globe has witnessed an overwhelming impact on fossil fuel resources. With the implementation of stricter environmental laws over emissions by conventional jet fuels, growing demand for research on alternative fuels has become imperative. One-hundred percent Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (SPK) and Fully Formulated Synthetic Jet Fuel have surfaced as viable alternatives for gas turbine engines due to their similar properties as that of Jet Fuel. This paper presents results from an experimental study performed on a small gas turbine engine, comparing emissions performance and vibrations for conventional Jet A-1 Fuel, thermally stressed 100% SPK and Fully Formulated Synthetic Jet Fuel. Different vibration frequencies, power spectra were observed for different fuels. Gaseous emissions observed were nearly the same, whereas, significant changes in particulates emissions were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-66
Number of pages15
JournalAerospace
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Emissions
  • PM
  • Smoke number
  • SPK
  • Stressed Jet A-1 fuel
  • Vibrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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