Effect of the composition and heat of combustion of hydrocarbon fuels on gas turbine cycle performance.

Creator: 

Apparao, Tamirisa Ananta.

Date: 

1968

Abstract: 

A procedure was developed for the calculation of gas turbine cycles using as fuels, a general hydrocarbon or Hydrogen. Computer programs were developed, to facilitate calculations, by suitably modifying the existing ones, developed by the National Research Council, Ottawa. Using these programs, the effect of changes in the fuel composition and heat of combustion on the performance of turbojet, turbofan,-turboprop and turboshaft cycles was studied. The performance of different fuels was compared with the standard fuel performance. On the basis of this study, the ranges of H/C ratio and heat of combustion of the fuel, within which the 'standard fuel approach' is reliable, was found. A simple modification of the approach was expected to be reliable within a wider range of fuel properties.

Subject: 

Heat Of Combustion
Hydrocarbons
Airplanes -- Turbine-propeller Engines

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Engineering: 
M.Eng.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Aeronautical

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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