Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (12): 2438-2445.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201706121

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Methodology for Formulating Aviation Kerosene Surrogate Fuels and The Surrogate Fuel Model for HEF Kerosene

Dong ZHENG1,2,Bei-Jing ZHONG2,*(),Tong YAO3   

  1. 1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, P. R. China
    2 School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China
    3 Center for Combustion Energy, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China
  • Received:2017-04-24 Published:2017-09-05
  • Contact: Bei-Jing ZHONG
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(91441113);Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(2682017CX035)


The methodology for formulating aviation kerosene surrogate fuels was developed based on enriching combustion chemical property parameters, and presenting accurate computational method for mixture fuel property parameters. Moreover, under the conditions of initial pressure of 0.1 MPa, initial temperatures of 420 K and 460 K, the laminar flame speeds of the real HEF kerosene were measured using the constant-volume combustion bomb experiment. Depending on the methodology, the HEF kerosene surrogate fuel model, consisting of 65% n-dodecane/10% n-tetradecane/25% decalin (mole fraction), was presented. Sufficiently validated results indicated that in both physical and combustion chemical properties, the surrogate fuel models have high similarity with the real HEF kerosene. The present surrogate fuel model and experimental data provide a foundation for the development and validation of the chemical mechanism.

Key words: Aviation kerosene, Surrogate fuel, High energy density fuel, Laminar flame speed, Reaction mechanism


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