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Investigating the fundamentals of liquid-fuelled pulse detonation engines.

Majithia, Ashish. 2010. Investigating the fundamentals of liquid-fuelled pulse detonation engines. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

The shock tube test programme has shown that detonation initiation is achievable for gaseous fuel-air mixtures with a reflected shock. The presence of a shaped reflecting face enhances combustion initiation significantly. Combustion initiation has been demonstrated for a liquid kerosene-air mixture with a flat reflecting face, suggesting that the presence of a shaped reflecting face will lead to detonation. In addition, the numerical simulation programme has evaluated the fuel-air mixing characteristics of the prototype Pulse Detonation Engine and made recommendations for improvements. The droplet breakup study has demonstrated that a liquid fuel-air mixture suitable for detonation propagation is achievable in the shock tube.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 15:14
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/54188

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