The influence of heat release timing on the performance and operational characteristics of a rotary valve, acoustically resonant pulse combustor is investigated both experimentally and numerically. Simulation results are obtained by solving the quasi-1D Navier-Stokes equations with forced volumetric heat addition. Experimental efforts modify heat release timing through modulated fuel injection and modification of the fluid dynamic mixing. Results indicate that the heat release timing has a profound effect on the operation and efficiency of the pulse combustor and that this timing can be difficult to control experimentally.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)|
|State||Published - Jan 5 2017|