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Numerical studies of pre-detonator ignition of pulse detonation engine

  • J. P. Wang
  • Y. F. Liu
  • T. W. Li
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Two-dimensional numerical simulations of pre-detonator ignition of pulse detonation engine were performed. The pre-detonators are installed at the closed-end of the main detonation tube in two different ways: either in parallel with or perpendicular to the main detonation tube axis. Studies indicate that the perpendicular arrangement is better than the parallel layout because the reflected shock waves play an important role in the introduction of the detonation wave in the pre-detonator into the main tube.


Detonation Wave Detonation Front Pulse Detonation Engine Detonation Tube Direct Initiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Wang
    • 1
  • Y. F. Liu
    • 2
  • T. W. Li
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanics and Engineering SciencePeking UniversityBeijingChina

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