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Accession Number ADA591565
Title Development and Implementation of the National Test Facility (NaTeF) for Fuels and Propulsion.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 46p
Personal Author D. Lopp D. L. Stanley J. M. Thom
Abstract The primary goals of this program were to establish advanced practical fuels testing capabilities in the Aviation Technology Department at Purdue University. As the national effort to develop and implement alternative aviation fuels gained momentum, a need existed for additional turbine and piston engine test capabilities, including advanced data collection and exhaust emissions analysis equipment. The project funds were used to purchase an exhaust emissions analysis system for the existing Aviation Technology engine test cells, equipment to study the impact of fuels on aircraft materials, and the development of an engine data acquisition system. The University provided approximately $158K to support the building renovations and installation effort for the project. With these funds, significant floor space was committed and renovated for the NaTeF effort, including that necessary for the Materials Laboratory and a Piston Engine test cell. Two graduate students are utilizing the turbine engine exhaust emissions capabilities for their research, and results will be published when their work has concluded.
Keywords Alternative fuels
Engine fuels
Exhaust emissions analyzers
Exhaust plumes
Jet propulsion
Material compatibility
Natef(National test facility)
Piston engines
Test equipment
Test facilities
Turbine engine test cells
Turbine engines

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 94K - Laboratory & Test Facility Design & Operation
97K - Fuels
81D - Jet & Gas Turbine Engines
Corporate Author Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Aerospace Sciences Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 21 Oct 2009-21 Jul 2013.
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number FA8650-10-2-2919

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