With changes in the availability and quality of existing aviation fuels anticipated in the next 30 years it is timely to assess how changes in fuel properties would affect the range payload performance of aircraft. The effects on range and payload of a wide range of candidate fuels for aviation are investigated, including changes to the blends of conventional hydrocarbon fuels used. Lighter fuels tend to be more desirable for commercial flights, where the flight is as close to the maximum payload as possible. Flights favouring range over payload are better suited by a more dense fuel. The hydrocarbon blends suggest for each aircraft, an optimum fuel may exist for the maximum payload and allowing the maximum range. Specific flight plans below the maximum range of the aircraft may be met with a lower specific energy fuel.
|Title of host publication||11th International Conference on Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels 2009|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||11th International Conference on Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels 2009, IASH 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 18 Oct 2009 → 22 Oct 2009
|Name||11th International Conference on Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels 2009|
|Conference||11th International Conference on Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels 2009, IASH 2009|
|Period||18/10/09 → 22/10/09|
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- Alternative fuel
- Energy content
- Jet fuel
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fuel Technology