• Chemistry
  • Published 1972

Preliminary appraisal of hydrogen and methane fuel in a Mach 2. 7 supersonic transport

@inproceedings{Whitlow1972PreliminaryAO,
  title={Preliminary appraisal of hydrogen and methane fuel in a Mach 2. 7 supersonic transport},
  author={John B. Whitlow and Robin J Weber and Kestutis C. Civinskas},
  year={1972}
}
The higher heating value of hydrogen relative to JP fuel is estimated to reduce fuel weight by three fold and gross weight by 40 percent for comparable designed airplanes of equal payload and range. Engine design parameters were varied to determine the influence of lower noise goals on gross weight and direct operating cost. At current fuel prices, the DOC of a hydrogen airplane would be much higher than that of a JP airplane. A methane airplane could offer an 8.5-percent lower KOC than JP. But… CONTINUE READING