Special Issue "Aviation Alternative Fuels and Energies"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)
Prof. Dr. Yang Zhang
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
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Interests: combustion and flow diagnostics; high altitude reignition; gas turbine combustion and high temperature wall heat transfer
The investigation of aviation alternative fuels and energies has increased significantly in recent years in an effort to reduce the environment and climate impact by aviation industry. Special requirements have to be met for qualifying as a suitable aviation fuel or an alternative aviation power source. The fuel has to be high in energy content per unit of mass and volume, thermally stable and avoiding freezing at low temperatures. There are also many other special requirements on viscosity, ignition properties and compatibility with the typical aviation materials. There are quite a few contending alternative fuels which can be derived from coal, natural gas and biomass. As a result, much research efforts are required to realize the aircraft alternative fuel and energy potentials. This Special Issue is dedicated to the various aspects of aviation alternative fuels and energies.
Prof. Dr. Yang Zhang
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- aviation alternative fuels
- aviation alternative energy
- sustainable energy
- solar energy
- wind energy
- fuel variability
- thermal stability
- ignition properties
- fuel compatibility
- Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) fuels from fossil feedstocks and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) biomass-to-liquid (BTL) fuels