MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 234, 2018BulTrans-2018 – 10th International Scientific Conference on Aeronautics, Automotive and Railway Engineering and Technologies
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|Published online||21 November 2018|
Numerical simulation and performances evaluation of the pulse detonation engine
1 Henri Coandă Air Force Academy of Braşov, Aviation Department, Romania
2 INCAS Bucharest, Aerodynamic Department, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
A pulse detonation engine (PDE) is a type of propulsion system that uses detonation waves to combust the fuel and oxidizer mixture. The engine is pulsed because the mixture must be renewed in the combustor between each detonation wave. Theoretically, a PDE can operate from subsonic up to hypersonic flight speed. Pulsed detonation engines offer many advantages over conventional propulsion systems and are regarded as potential replacements for air breathing and rocket propulsion systems, for platforms ranging from subsonic unmanned vehicles, long range transports, high-speed vehicles, space launchers to space vehicles. The article highlights elements of the current state of the art, but also theoretical and numerical aspects of these types of unconventional engines. This paper presents a numerical simulation of a PDE at h=10000 m with methane as working fluid for stoichiometric combustion, in order to find out the detonation conditions.
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