An approximate formula is presented by means of which the adiabatic flame temperature of jet fuel-air systems can be calculated as functions of pressure, temperature, equivalence ratio, and hydrogen to carbon atomic ratio of the fuel. The formula has been developed by fitting of the data from a detailed chemical equilibrium code to a functional expression. Comparisons of the results from the proposed formula with the results obtained from a chemical equilibrium code have shown that the average error in estimated temperatures is around 0.4 percent, the maximum error being less than 0.8 percent. This formula provides a very fast and easy means of predicting flame temperatures as compared to thermodynamic equilibrium calculations, and it is also applicable to diesel fuels, gasolines, pure alkanes, and aromatics as well as jet fuels.

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