Empirical formulae are presented by means of which the partial pressures of CO2 and H2O in the combustion gases of aviation fuel-air and diesel fuel-air systems can be calculated as functions of pressure, temperature, equivalence ratio, and hydrogen-to-carbon atomic ratio of the fuel. The formulae have been developed by fitting the data from a detailed chemical equilibrium code to a functional expression. Comparisons of the results from the proposed formulae with the results obtained from a chemical equilibrium code have shown that the mean absolute error in predicted partial pressures is around 0.8 percent. These formulae provide a very fast and easy means of predicting partial pressures of CO2 and H2O as compared to equilibrium calculations, and they are also applicable to gasolines, residual fuels, and pure alkanes and aromatics as well as aviation and diesel fuels.

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