WATER INJECTION for Aircraft Engines 460192

THE main purpose of this paper is to illustrate the results or effects of water and water-alcohol injection on aircraft-engine performance.
Water offers the best rate of cooling at high power output and, the authors point out, should be used without any additive where cooling is of paramount importance.
Water-methanol mixtures, on the other hand, they explain, will afford the most increase in power output normally limited by destructive detonation.
Because of the increased flexibility possible with the use of such fluids, military installations have already taken advantage of them, and commercial operators will want to study the problem thoroughly to determine how their use will fit into the postwar plan of operations.


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