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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25521

Title: Design and Development of an Apparatus to Study Aviation Jet Fuel Thermal Stability
Authors: Wong, Owen
Advisor: Gulder, Omer L.
Department: Aerospace Science and Engineering
Keywords: Thermal Stability
Jet Fuel
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2010
Abstract: A single tube flow heat exchanger was designed and built to thermally stress Jet A-1 with air-saturated and deoxygenated levels of dissolved oxygen over a range of fuel temperatures, pressures, and flow rates. Liquid samples of thermally degraded Jet A-1 were analyzed using various physical and optical methods to determine which methods were sensitive enough to measure compositional changes in thermally degraded liquid fuel and to correlate these changes to the measured amount of deposits produced. Temperature programmed oxidation (TPO) was shown to be successful in measuring deposit quantity and structure, while UV-visible absorption and UV-visible fluorescence were sensitive enough to quickly measure the relative population growth of large aromatic compounds that lead to deposit formation in thermally stressed Jet A-1.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25521
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