Fuels for High-Performance Flight



In aircraft propulsion, ‘high performance’ generally represents a particularly high engine thrust sustainable for such purposes as high rate of climb, high altitude operation, supersonic or hypersonic aircraft speed, or any other special condition where engine power takes precedence over fuel economy. The discussion in chapter 2 illustrated the logical progression in aero engine design from piston engine through turbine, ramjet and rocket engines, and this chapter therefore is concerned with the latter members of the range. The operating regimes of these aero engine types were shown in figure 2.1.


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© Eric Goodger and Ray Vere 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield Institute of TechnologyBedfordUK
  2. 2.Esso Petroleum Co. LtdUK

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