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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Aviation Fuels: Physical and Combustion Properties


    Aviation fuel physical and combustion properties are critical to the performance of air-breathing propulsion systems. In light of the changing composition of conventional fossil-derived aviation fuels and continuing efforts to develop alternative aviation fuels, fuel properties and the modeling of fuel combustion will become increasingly important. In this short course the physical and combustion properties of both conventional and alternative aviation fuels are described with an emphasis on recent developments on the variability of composition, distillation, transport, and combustion properties. Modeling treatments for aviation fuel kinetics and reduced kinetics for implementation in combustion simulations are presented.

    Key Topics:

    • Conventional and alternative aviation fuels
    • Physical properties of aviation fuels
    • Combustion properties of aviation fuels
    • Modeling aviation fuel combustion: surrogates, kinetic mechanisms, implementation of kinetics.

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is intended for engineers and scientists interesting in broadening their knowledge and familiarizing themselves with conventional and alternative aviation fuels, their physical and combustion properties, the kinetic modeling of aviation fuel combustion, and the implications for air-breathing propulsion systems.

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course

    Course Information:

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Course scheduling available in the following format:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Standalone/Public Course

    Course Length: 1 day (approx 6 hours)
    AIAA CEU's available: yes