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912iS Fuel Injected Aircraft Engine

The 912 engine is a well known 4-cylinder horizontally opposed 4-stroke liquid-/air-cooled aircraft engine. The 912 family has a strong track record: 40 000 engines sold / 25 000 still in operation / 5 million flight hours annually. 88% of all light aircraft OEMs use Rotax engines. The 912iS is an evolution of the Rotax 912ULS carbureted engine. The “i” stands for electronic fuel injection which has been developed according to flight standards, providing a better fuel efficiency over the current 912ULS of more than 20% and in a range of 38% to 70% compared to other competitive engines in the light sport, ultra-light aircraft and the general aviation industry. BRP engineers have incorporated several technology enhancements. The fully redundant digital Engine Control Unit (ECU) offers a computer based electronic diagnostic system which makes it easier to diagnose and service the engine.
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A Brief Look at Engine Installations for Future Naval Aircraft

This paper discusses various engine installations in Naval aircraft, looking especially at their costs of maintenance. Fuel systems, fuel control systems, and several engine accessories are discussed for present and future engines. It is concluded that simple, reliable equipment is necessary to keep aircraft in the air instead of in maintenance areas on the ground.
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A Brief Survey of Wing Tip Devices for Drag Reduction

A short survey of wing tip geometries for drag reduction is presented. These devices have been divided into two broad categories of passive and active. The first category is made of fixed geometries, while the second group is made of those employing moving parts. The former group is further divided into planar and nonplanar designs. In every case, a brief explanation of the underlying logic is given. Altogether, more than fifteen completely different designs and over seventy references have been cited. Some of these designs, such as winglets, have been explored for many years and have proven to be very effective at reducing the induced drag at higher values of lift coefficient. Some others, such as wing tip turbines, have just begun to attract attention. Wing tip fuel tanks, not being solely employed for drag reduction, have not been included in this paper.
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A CFD Investigation on the Nozzle of Orifices Distributing in Different Space Layers

A series calculation methodology from the injector nozzle internal flow to the fuel spray was applied to investigate the internal flow and spray of a nozzle whose orifices distributed in different space layers. The nozzle internal flow calculation using an Eulerian three-fluid model and a cavitation model was performed. The needle valve movement during the injection period was taken into account in this calculation. The transient data of spatial distributions of velocity, turbulent kinetic energy, dissipation rate, void fraction rate, etc. at the nozzle exit were extracted. These output data were transferred to the spray calculation, in which a primary break-up model was applied to the Discrete Droplet Model (DDM). The calculation results were compared with the results of the measurement data of spray. Predicted spray morphology and penetration showed good agreement with the experiental data.
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A Canister Fuel Pump for General Aviation Aircraft

A new family of canister-type fuel pumps for use on both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft in general aviation use will be described. The pump, which features a wet-brush DC motor, offers advantages on aircraft where ease of maintenance and minimum downtime is very important. Major features of the new design, pump performance, and maintenance cost savings will be discussed.
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A Closed Cycle, High-Altitude Rotary Engine for Unmanned Ozone Sampler

This paper documents the design and validation of a closed cycle propulsion system suitable for use on the Perseus A high altitude research aircraft. The atmospheric science community is expected to be the primary user of this aircraft with initial missions devoted to the study of ozone depletion and global warming. To date large amounts of funding are not available to the atmospheric science community, so to be useful, the aircraft must satisfy stringent cost and performance criteria. Among these, the aircraft has to be capable of carrying 50 kg of payload to altitudes of at least 25km, have a initial cost in the $1-2M range, be capable of launch from remote sites, and be available no later than 1994. These operational criteria set narrow boundaries for propulsion system cost, complexity, availability, reliability, and logistical support requirements.
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A Comparison of Fixed Wing Reusable Booster Concepts

Eight fixed-wing reusable horizontal landing booster point design concepts are presented and compared on the basis of weight, cost, technical difficulty, and availability date. The eight vehicle types considered are all basically two-stage systems with a lifting body reusable second stage, with all vehicles normalized to place 40,000 lbs. payload in orbit. All flight vehicles are fully recoverable and capable of flying back and landing at the launch site. Vehicle types discussed are vertical take-off horizontal landing rockets, sled launched horizontal take-off rockets, runway launched horizontal take-off rockets, air breathing first stages, combined air breathing and rocket first stages, oxidizer collection concepts, supersonic combustion ramjets, and in-flight refueling vehicles. Each of these vehicle types is depicted in the paper and its design and performance characteristics are discussed.
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A Comparison of the Prediction of Lightning Indirect Effects Using 2-D Analytical Tools with Measured Data from Two Composite Test Fixtures

A comparison was done of the prediction capabilities for lightning indirect effects of two two-dimensional (2-D) computer codes using two graphite structural test fixtures. The two codes evaluated were an internal Boeing Method-of-Moments code and a commercially available Boundary Element method code. The codes were compared against each other and against test data. The purpose was to evaluate the prediction capabilities of both codes for use in predicting lightning indirect effects on internal components of graphite structure. Since 2-D codes are much easier to use than 3-D codes, they could be widely used in trade studies and design evaluations for lightning indirect effects protection of composite aircraft. The first code, REDIST, is a Method-of-Moments code developed in the 1980’s for use on the B-2. The REDIST code has short run times and is somewhat easier to use than the second code that was investigated.
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A Current Survey of Aircraft Fuel Gauging Systems

Fuel gaging systems in over 90% of small civil aircraft use the automotive float type sender with an electrical indicator. Considering such factors as dihedral, summing, temperature, variation in specific gravity of fuel used, and input voltage, the accuracy is approximately ±5% of full scale and ±10% of the reading. A more accurate system is highly desirable for weight control, flight planning, and possible c. g. consideration. Among other gaging systems available are improved float types at moderate costs, capacitive systems with good accuracy at comparatively high initial cost and increased maintenance, and a mass sensing system at moderate cost. The pros and cons of each system are discussed. Factors contributing to errors in readout and often overlooked are variations in height versus volume of fuel tanks because of manufacturing tolerances, and changes in shape and relative position of tanks under different loading when in flight.
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A Five-Point Program Designed to Eliminate Contamination and Corrosion of Fuel Tanks on Aircraft Using Jet Turbine Fuel

A general discussion of the problems resulting from the introduction of contaminated jet turbine fuel into integral fuel tanks and a five-point program designed to eliminate the contamination problem are presented. Some areas covered are: inspection of fuel sources for contamination to prevent contaminants from entering the aircraft fuel system; decontamination of fuel sources; inspection and decontamination of the aircraft fuel system; use of additives for the control of microorganisms; materials and methods, including a simple system for introducing the additives. The good and bad points of all fuel tank sealing and finishing systems presently in use are discussed, and a new finish system completely resistant to degradation by microorganisms is introduced. Simple means of controlling fuel quality entering the aircraft from uncontrolled sources are outlined.
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A Fuel Systems Anti-Icing Concept for a Modern Commercial Jet Engine

The solution developed to solve problems relating to operation with cold fuel consists in: using only free calories available in the engine oil systems with no air heater being used, heating as necessary just the quantity of fuel used for engine control to prevent icing of the systems at takeoff, heating the fuel inside the aircraft tanks to ensure correct pumping during very long flights at high altitude.
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A Highly Compounded Two-Cycle Radial Light-Plane Engine

The authors review the requirements, describe some of the unusual design features and characteristics, and present the performance and weight data for the new McCulloch TSIR-5190 aircraft engine. This powerplant is a highly turbosupercharged, two-stroke cycle, direct fuel injection, liquid cooled, 5 cyl radial engine of 190 cu in. displacement. Maximum rated horsepower is 270 at 3600 rpm, and the brake specific fuel consumption, over the range from half-to full power, is below 0.5 lb/bhp-hr. The estimated “ready to fly” weight for the production engine is 365 lb. Some comparisons are made with currently available engines.
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A Lightweight Universal Fuel Control for Aircraft Turbine Engines

This paper examines some of the background that has led to the requirements for a lightweight universal fuel control for aircraft gas turbine engines. One design solution for this type of fuel control is reviewed with regard to function, adaptability, maintenance, and cost.
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A Mach 3+ Aircraft Fuel Pump

The severe temperatures encountered in aircraft at speeds above Mach 3 have created a need for highly efficient use of the fuel supply on board the aircraft as a heat sink for the cooling system. Since the fuel temperature limitations and heat rejection characteristics of the present fixed displacement fuel pumps represent inefficiencies in the system, the use of higher efficiency variable displacement piston type fuel pumps is analyzed. The design of such a pump is shown to be practical and within the present state of the art. It is shown that the effect of the change on the fuel control system is moderate and requires no new or untried techniques.
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A Motor Control Design for the More Electric Aero Engine Fuel System

This paper describes a concept related to fault-tolerant design for a redundant motor control system. The design comprises components driven by an electric motor, a motor controller, and a power source, referred to as the More Electric Aero Engine (or MEE). The MEE dramatically improves the engine efficiency and reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions. However, the MEE system must demonstrate that it can ensure engine safety and reliability before it can take the place of conventional systems. The proposed unique redundant system presented in this paper incorporates Active-Active control and multi-winding motors. Engine fuel flow is controlled by the motor speed control of the MEE electric fuel pump, which uses this redundant system. This concept provides a solution for helping to ensure engine safety and reliability, since it enables a complete one-fail operational engine fuel system for the MEE. Another key technology for the MEE system involves a power generating solution.
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A New Look at Fuel System Design Criteria

Accident statistics indicate that postcrash fire is one of the most serious threats to human life in aircraft crashes. It is also a serious threat in automotive crashes. Several methods are available to reduce this hazard. The simplest and most effective method is through control of the fuel spillage. Aircraft crash testing has shown that fuel systems incorporating tough, flexible fuel tanks that are smooth in contour, free from rigid attachments, and mated with flexible fluid lines are capable of preventing fuel spillage during crashes involving decelerative loading above the human survival range.
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A Non-Icing Fully Maneuverable Aircraft Carburetor

NEITHER severe military maneuvers, such as power dives and inverted flight, nor icing conditions will affect appreciably the operation of the aircraft carburetor described in his paper, Mr. Kittler asserts. To back his claim, he points to over 1½ years experience with several hundred of these carburetors since the start of their development in 1935. After a discussion of the problems of icing, maneuverability, and metering, the author details the construction and operation of the type of carburetor finally developed. This carburetor is unlike commonly known types, he explains, in that the fuel level is controlled by a double-diaphragm mechanism instead of by the conventional float mechanism. In place of the fixed venturi and butterfly throttle construction is a variable-venturi mechanism which forms both the throttles and the venturi. Metering is governed, Mr.
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A Simplified Fuel Control Approach for Low-Cost Aircraft Gas Turbines

Cost reduction in aircraft turbine engines may be obtained through performance reductions that are acceptable for ranges that are considerably shorter than the range for which current and costly engines were developed. Cost reduction in the fuel control for these cost engines must be achieved without significant performance reduction. This paper describes a fuel control approach that appears to meet this requirement and reviews the work that has been performed on it over the past few years.