The Influence of Biofuel on the Operational Characteristics of Small Experimental Jet Engine

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Ratkovska, K; Hocko, M; Cernan, J; Cuttova, M

The Influence of Biofuel on the Operational Characteristics of Small Experimental Jet Engine Journal Article

Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, 11 , 2017, ISSN: 2412-5954.

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Authors: K. Ratkovska, M. Hocko, J. Cernan, M. Cuttova

ABSTRACT. This paper investigates the results from experimental measurements made on a small experimental jet engine designated as MPM-20. The aim of these measurements is to evaluate the possibility of using a blend of the Fatty Acid Methyl Ester biofuel and Aviation turbine fuel for driving aircraft turbocompressor engines. The experiments were focused on evaluating the influence of different concentrations of mixtures both fuel types on fuel flow rate, change to revolutions and the thrust of the turbocompressor engine. A significant influence of the composition of the mixture on the process of the engine ignition was recorded. As the percentages of biofuel increased in the blend with aviation turbine fuel, the time taken to reach the engine operation mode was prolonged. More accurate data and results obtained from the measurements on the small jet engine are discussed in detail in this article.

Keywords: Fatty Acid Methyl Esters, jet engine, alternate fuel

DOI 10.2412/mmse.99.53.683

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