Aircraft Fuel Systems

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John Wiley & Sons, May 18, 2009 - Science - 366 pages
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All aspects of fuel products and systems including fuel handling, quantity gauging and management functions for both commercial (civil) and military applications.

The fuel systems on board modern aircraft are multi-functional, fully integrated complex networks. They are designed to provide a proper and reliable management of fuel resources throughout all phases of operation, notwithstanding changes in altitude or speed, as well as to monitor system functionality and advise the flight crew of any operational anomalies that may develop.

  • Collates together a wealth of information on fuel system design that is currently disseminated throughout the literature.
  • Authored by leading industry experts from Airbus and Parker Aerospace.
  • Includes chapters on basic system functions, features and functions unique to military aircraft, fuel handling, fuel quantity gauging and management, fuel systems safety and fuel systems design and development.
  • Accompanied by a companion website housing a MATLAB/SIMULINK model of a modern aircraft fuel system that allows the user to set up flight conditions, investigate the effects of equipment failures and virtually fly preset missions.

Aircraft Fuel Systems provides a timely and invaluable resource for engineers, project and programme managers in the equipment supply and application communities, as well as for graduate and postgraduate students of mechanical and aerospace engineering. It constitutes an invaluable addition to the established Wiley Aerospace Series.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Fuel System Design Drivers
19
3 Fuel Storage
31
4 Fuel System Functions of Commercial Aircraft
53
5 Fuel System Functions of Military Aircraft and Helicopters
97
6 Fluid Mechanical Equipment
119
7 Fuel Measurement and Management Equipment
157
8 Fuel Properties
203
9 Intrinsic Safety Electro Magnetics and Electrostatics
215
10 Fuel Tank Inerting
225
11 Design Development and Certification
239
12 Fuel System Design Examples
271
13 New and Future Technologies
327
References
339
Index
341
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