Results of turbojet engine operation tests using a 50-50 mixture of JP-4 and tributyl borate as the fuel

Schafer, Louis J , Jr Stepka, Francis S
naca-rm-e52l17a
January 16, 1957


An experimental investigation was conducted on a centrifugal-type turbojet engine using a 50-50 mixture of tributyl borate and JP-4 as the fuel to determine the magnitude and the location of the boric oxide deposits in the engine as well as the effect of these deposits on the engine performance. Large deposits of boric acid formed in the combustor walls and on the turbine rotor and stator blades. The deposits had no effect on the engine thrust.

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