Fuels, Lubricants, & Fluids Applications

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The Fuels, Lubricants, and Fluids Applications Group in the Fuels and Lubricants Technology Department at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) performs a wide variety of fuel, lubricant, engine, and fuel system investigations for the Department of Defense, government agencies, and commercial clients.

Edwin A. Frame, Manager

Fuels, Lubricants, & Fluids Applications Technical Strengths

  • Investigations of fuel/lubricant/engine interactions, exhaust emissions
    Edwin A. Frame
  • Gas turbine combustion, alternative fuels and emissions control, laser and optical combustion diagnostics, aviation fuel nozzle coking research
    Dr. Nigil Jeyashekar
  • Fuel and fluid flammability hazard assessments
    Bernard R. Wright
  • Aviation fuel deposition tests, alternative fuels
    George Wilson
  • Diesel and gasoline engine dynamometer evaluations, alternative fuels utilization, JP-8 use in diesel equipment, exhaust emissions
    Douglas M. Yost
  • Fuel injection system bench tests
    Douglas M. Yost
  • Engine dynamometer evaluations, alternative fuels, advanced lubricants, and field and fleet evaluations
    Adam Brandt
  • Field and fleet evaluations, custom test fuel blending
    Adam Brandt
  • Fuels/hardware interactions, aviation fuel nozzle durability and test rig design
    Greg Hansen
  • Fuel and lubricant investigations in military systems and fuel system component evaluations
    Bob Warden
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