Antiknock evaluation of hydrocarbons and ethers as aviation fuel components

Barnett, Henry C
naca-rm-e50h02
October 05, 1950


The results of a NACA investigation conducted over a period of several years to evaluate the anti-knock characteristics of organic compounds are summarized. Included are data for 18 branched paraffins and olefins, 27 aromatics, and 22 ethers. The factors of performance investigated were blending characteristics, temperature sensitivity, lead response, and relation between molecular structure and antiknock ratings. Four engines were used.

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