RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Control and Dynamics

Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Fuel Pumping Systems in the 21st Century

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L. D. Hansen, G. D. Kucera, J. S. Clemons, J. Lee

Argo-Tech Corporation, Cleveland, OH 44117

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(3), 591-597 (Jul 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2817025 History: Received February 01, 1996; Online November 19, 2007


Since their introduction, main engine fuel pumping systems for aircraft gas turbine engines have remained relatively unchanged. The main engine fuel pump has been an engine accessory gearbox driven, positive displacement pump (except for the Concorde), until recently when centrifugal pumps were introduced on Pratt-Whitney and General Electric military engines. This paper describes some of the issues that must be addressed as pumping system technology moves into the 21st century and gives a description of two programs that address these issues.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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