Properties of aircraft fuels

Henry C. Barnett, Robert R. Hibbard
Aug 1956

Since publication of the NACA RM's E53A21 and E53I16, interest in fuel properties at high temperature has increased. This interest is prompted by problems arising from the possible use of fuel as a heat sink in supersonic aircraft now being designed. For this reason the two previous publications have been combined, and wherever possible the data have been extended to cover properties of fuels up to temperatures as high as 400 degrees F. Recently available data on properties not included in the original complications have been introduced in the present report, and some of the existing data on fuel characteristics have been revised to improve accuracy and utility.

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