Computational and experimental investigation on 50-centimeter valveless pulsejet

F. Zheng*, R. L. Ordon, T. Geng, T. D. Scharton, A. V. Kuznetsov, William Roberts

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Abstract

Due to its simplicity, the pulsejet may be an ideal micro propulsion system. In this paper, modern experimental and computational methods were used to study a 50-centimeter pulsejet to develop an understanding of how various inlets, exhaust sizes and free stream velocity effect the overall performance of the jet. Experimentally, pressure and temperature were measured at several axial locations under different fuel flow rates for different geometries. Simulations were made with the same geometries and fuel flow rate using CFX to develop further understanding of the factors that affect the performance of pulsejet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2006, ICSV 2006
Pages2667-2674
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event13th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2006, ICSV 2006 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 2 2006Jul 6 2006

Publication series

Name13th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2006, ICSV 2006
Volume4

Other

Other13th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2006, ICSV 2006
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period07/2/0607/6/06

Keywords

  • Pulsejet
  • Valveless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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