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Fuel Injection In Jet Engines  
User currently offlineAleks166 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7823 times:

Hey guys, I am currently doing research on fuels for 'fire safe' aviation. As part of my project I will set up some modeling approaches for the injection of fuel into the combustion 'chamber' (jet engines).

Unfortunately I have not been able to find reliable information on this process. I would need the following information (for large jet aircraft and standard engine performance):

- the pressure difference from the nozzle to the chamber
- the fuel temperature at injection
- the common nozzle type (length and diameter)

Of course there are various values for various aircraft but any of those would potentially help me (e.g. Boeing 737). Also ideally you would send me a link or official statement of the above mentioned things.

Hope I can get some pointers in the right direction.


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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3809 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7705 times:

Quoting Aleks166 (Thread starter):

Hope I can get some pointers in the right direction

I am not sure exactly where you are going here but for your consideration.

Engines have to cold start with temps 120F ramp with heat soaked fuel from a hot engine near the vaporization point of the pressure supplied by the fuel pump.
Quite a range I would suspect.

Other issues would be dealing with the elastomer compatibility of seals and "O" rings in the fuel system and take into account issues like were involved with the RR engines on the 777 where clogging of the FOHE was from low temps.

There are already fuel additives required in some areas of the world that try to control misting and fires external of the combustion chamber.


User currently offlinejetlife2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 222 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7615 times:

Try here


These guys make many if not most of the fuel nozzles for well-known gas turbines.

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