1989-09-01

Modelling of Fuel Effects on Naval Aircraft Operations 892331

A computer model has been developed which can predict effects of broad specification fuels in place of the standard JP-5 on the performance, operability, and life cycle cost of U.S. Navy aircraft systems. The software has been applied to four Naval systems: the F-14A/TF30, the F/A-18/F404, the SH-60B/T700, and the S-3A/TF34. The model, based on fuel properly effect correlations developed from alternative fuel engine component and full-scale engine tests, requires fuel property input data from the user. Comparisons are then made of aircraft operation with the alternative fuel versus a baseline JP-5.

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