28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-6.5.2
COLD FUEL TEST RIG TO INVESTIGATE ICE ACCRETION ON DIFFERENT PUMP INLET FILTER-MESH SCREENS
S. Baena, C. P. Lawson, J. K.-W. Lam*
Cranfield Univ., UK; *Airbus Operations Ltd., UK
Keywords: jet a-1, ice, accretion, mesh screen, test rig
The work investigates the nature, processes and effects of ice formation in aircraft fuel systems. A mathematical model is developed of a twin-engined transport aircraft’s fuel system, which is empirically validated. The research focuses on pump strainers and allows investigations of fuel system performance when exposed to water contaminants.
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