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Fundamental Combustion Study Using Counterflow Combustor

Fundamental Combustion Study Using Counterflow Combustor

Wednesday 01/03/2017
  • Judah Shashank
  • Work towards M.Sc. degree under the supervision of Prof. Yeshayahou Levy
  • Classroom 165, ground floor, Library, Aerospace Eng.
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • The talk will be given in English

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.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture
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