A Methanol/Oxygen Burning Combustor for an Aircraft Auxiliary Emergency Power Unit

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E. Carr, H. Todd

Aero & Industrial Technology Ltd., Combustion Technology Centre (CTEC), Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 111(1), 8-10 (Jan 01, 1989) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240232 History: Received June 07, 1987; Online October 15, 2009


The development of advanced single-engine aircraft with reduced stability and “Fly-by-Wire” control systems requires the provision of emergency hydraulic and electrical power from a stored energy system. The desire to achieve this objective using readily available fluids of low toxicity has led to the development of a methanol/oxygen burning combustor to provide a hot gas stream to drive a small turbine. The paper describes the performance of a 300 kW output combustor, which is cooled by the methanol consumed.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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