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Title: Investigating the fundamentals of liquid-fuelled pulse detonation engines
Author: Majithia, Ashish
ISNI:       0000 0004 2750 0646
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2010
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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