An emerging goal within the aviation industry is to replace conventional jet fuel with alternative fuel sources. However, the combustion properties of these potential fuels must be thoroughly characterized before they can be considered as replacements in turbomachinery applications. Furthermore, alternative fuels are developed in order to meet existing fuel standards and, therefore, will not require modification to existing vehicle fleets.
Opposed jet system is well-suited to evaluate the similarity of alternative fuels to conventional jet fuel. Design and manufacturing of versatile turbulent opposed jet combustor serves as a test bench and can perform tests to evaluate the combustion properties of conventional gaseous and liquid jet fuels, and alternative fuels. This research provides a guideline towards performances of different fuels based on certain parameters.