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Aviation Fuels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128183144

Aviation Fuels

1st Edition

Editor: Bhupendra Khandelwal
Paperback ISBN: 9780128183144
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd August 2021
Page Count: 324
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Aviation Fuels provides up-to-date data on fuel effects on combustion performance and use of alternative fuels in aircraft. This book covers the latest advances on aviation fuel technologies, including alternative fuels, feedstocks and manufacturing processes, combustion performance, chemical modeling, fuel systems compatibility and the technical and environmental challenges for implementing the use of alternative fuels for aviation. Aviation fuel and combustion researchers, academics, and program managers for aviation technologies will value this comprehensive overview and summary on the present status of aviation fuels.

Key Features

  • Presents an overview on all relevant fields of aviation fuels, including production, approval, fuel systems compatibility and combustion (including emissions)
  • Discusses the environmental impacts and carbon footprint of alternative fuels
  • Features a chapter on electric flight and hydrogen powered aircraft and how its implementation will impact the aviation industry


Aviation fuel and combustion researchers, Masters and PhD students, program managers for aviation technologies. Chemical engineers who work in aerospace.

Table of Contents

1. Feedstock and Pathways for Alternative Aviation Fuels
2. General Compositions and Alternative Aviation Fuel Approval Process
3. Ignition and Relight, and impact of alternative fuels
4. Impact of alternative aviation fuels on gaseous emissions
5. Impact of alternative fuels and properties on PM emissions
6. Impact of alternative fuels and properties on Elastomer Compatibility
7. Impact of fuels properties on Lean Blow Off Limit
8. Thermal Stability and Impact of Alternative Fuels
9. Impact of alternative fuels and their properties on Instability, Noise and Vibrations
10. Hydrogen Powered Aircrafts
11. Electric Powered Aircraft


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About the Editor

Bhupendra Khandelwal

Dr. Bhupendra Khandelwal is Associate Professor for fuels and combustion at The University of Alabama, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Gas Turbine Combustion area at Cranfield University, UK in 2012. His research focuses on combustion, emissions and performance of alternative fuel to be used in gas turbine engines and other combustion systems. Prior to this position, Dr. Khandelwal held a position of assistant professor (lecturer) at the University of Sheffield in the Low Carbon Combustion Centre (LCCC). He was leading combustion and emissions research areas at LCCC. Dr. Khandelwal has received numerous awards and citations for excellence in research including awards from The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He serves as technical area organizer, reviewer and associate editor of various international conferences, journals and funding agencies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Alabama, USA

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