Volume 1, 2009Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||321 - 340|
|Section||Pulsed/Continuous Detonation Propulsion|
|Published online||16 September 2011|
Detonation initiation techniques for pulse detonation propulsion
The paper outlines recent efforts of the research team directed by the author on the development of efficient means for reducing the deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) run-up distance and time for liquidfueled air-breathing pulse detonation engine (PDE) applications. The main objective of the studies was to ensure fast DDT in a PDE tube at the lowest possible ignition energy, at the shortest distance, with the lowest pressure loss, and using aviation kerosene TS-1 (Russian analogue of JetA) as fuel and air as oxidizer.
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