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Practicality of High Energy/Zip Fuels?

  1. May 16, 2017 #1
    High energy/zip fuels were developed in the 1950s as a next generation fuel for aircraft and rockets but were largely abandoned due to the risk of damaging turbine blades. The last projects to consider using the fuels were supersonic aircraft that would have run conventional fuel through the engine and only used the high energy fuels for the afterburners.

    Most of the research focused on borated fuels, but I'm wondering if there are any other fuels that could have been used. Also, could could high energy gasoline fuels have been developed for use by combustion engines?
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  3. May 16, 2017 #2

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    Why would this be useful for cars? Is a car with a 7 gallon tank going to sell better than one with a 15 gallon tank? Or alternatively, is a car that can go 1000 miles between fill-ups going to sell better than one that can only go 500?
  4. May 16, 2017 #3
    Apart from high speed aircraft it could be used for fueling vehicles designed for racing and world record attempts.
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