An Experimental Study of the Autoignition Characteristics of Conventional Jet Fuel/Oxidizer Mixtures: Jet-A and JP-8
Authors: K. Kumar and C. J. Sung
Direct link to the paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.01.001
Ignition delay times of Jet-A/oxidizer and JP-8/oxidizer mixtures are measured using a heated rapid compression machine at compressed charge pressures corresponding to 7, 15, and 30 bar, compressed temperatures ranging from 650 to 1100 K, and equivalence ratios varying from 0.42 to 2.26. When using air as the oxidant, two oxidizer-to-fuel mass ratios of 13 and 19 are investigated. To achieve higher compressed temperatures for fuel lean mixtures (equivalence ratio of ∼0.42), argon dilution is also used and the corresponding oxidizer-to-fuel mass ratio is 84.9. For the conditions studied, experimental results show two-stage ignition characteristics for both Jet-A and JP-8. Variations of both the first-stage and overall ignition delays with compressed temperature, compressed pressure, and equivalence ratio are reported and correlated. It is noted that the negative temperature coefficient phenomenon becomes more prominent at relatively lower pressures. Furthermore, the first-stage-ignition delay is found to be less sensitive to changes in equivalence ratio and primarily dependent on temperature.
Citation: K. Kumar and C. J. Sung, “An Experimental Study of the Autoignition Characteristics of Conventional Jet Fuel/Oxidizer Mixtures: Jet-A and JP-8,” Combustion and Flame 157 (4), 676-685 (2010).