The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Yates, Andrew en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Burger, Victor en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-10T09:03:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-10T09:03:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Burger, V. 2009. The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9495
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-80). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract With the relatively recent emergence of non-petroleum-derived aviation gas turbine fuels, it was appropriate to review the complete list of jet-fuel specifications to assess whether they were sufficiently robust to ensure fit-forpurpose within the new paradigm. Although this has been an industry-wide endeavour, there were some particular research areas that were identified for special in-house attention by Sasol, as the world’s first commercial producer of approved and certified semi-synthetic and fully synthetic jet fuel. The project described in this report formed part of one of these research areas, which pertained to ignition and combustion stability in gas turbines and the role played by various fuel attributes and properties. The project was conducted at the Sasol Advance Fuels Laboratory based at the University of Cape Town. The project entailed the design and construction of a combustion test facility for conducting synthetic jet fuel research. The primary intended focus of the facility was the investigation of ignition and combustion stability behaviour of various test fuels, ranging from commercial jet fuel to single component model fuels. The scope of the project also included the design of both a basic homogeneous and a heterogeneous combustor which served to verify the facility’s suitability for investigating the influence of fuel chemistry and combustor inlet conditions on ignition and combustion stability limits. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.title The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc(Eng) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Burger, V. (2009). <i>The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9495 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Burger, Victor. <i>"The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9495 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Burger V. The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9495 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Burger, Victor AB - With the relatively recent emergence of non-petroleum-derived aviation gas turbine fuels, it was appropriate to review the complete list of jet-fuel specifications to assess whether they were sufficiently robust to ensure fit-forpurpose within the new paradigm. Although this has been an industry-wide endeavour, there were some particular research areas that were identified for special in-house attention by Sasol, as the world’s first commercial producer of approved and certified semi-synthetic and fully synthetic jet fuel. The project described in this report formed part of one of these research areas, which pertained to ignition and combustion stability in gas turbines and the role played by various fuel attributes and properties. The project was conducted at the Sasol Advance Fuels Laboratory based at the University of Cape Town. The project entailed the design and construction of a combustion test facility for conducting synthetic jet fuel research. The primary intended focus of the facility was the investigation of ignition and combustion stability behaviour of various test fuels, ranging from commercial jet fuel to single component model fuels. The scope of the project also included the design of both a basic homogeneous and a heterogeneous combustor which served to verify the facility’s suitability for investigating the influence of fuel chemistry and combustor inlet conditions on ignition and combustion stability limits. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research TI - The design of a combustion test facility for synthetic jet fuel research UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9495 ER - en_ZA


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