Effect of novel alternative fuels and compositions on vibrations of a gas turbine engine

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  • Sheffield University
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering


Stricter emissions legislation has driven the aviation industry to explore alternative fuels that can efficiently replace or blend with current Jet fuels. With this change it has become vital to investigate the effects of these fuels on combustion instabilities. In this study a re-commissioned small gas turbine (Honeywell GTCP85 APU engine) has been used to test various blends of Jet A-1 and UOP along with four other novel fuels. A detailed analysis of vibrational response of these fuels upon combustion has been presented in this study. The study was conducted at the University of Sheffield’s Low Carbon Combustion. The focus of this study is to investigate the vibrational response of different fuels and their compositions with varied aromatic content.

Bibliographic note

Publisher Copyright: © 2014 by Bhupendra Khandelwal. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. Copyright: Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and exhibit 2014 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: 28 Jul 201430 Jul 2014

Publication series

Name50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference 2014


Conference50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and exhibit 2014
CountryUnited States