Accession Number : AD0007922
Title : PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF THE PULSE-DETONATION-JET ENGINE SYSTEM
Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept.
Corporate Author : SANTA BARBARA RESEARCH CENTER GOLETA CA
Personal Author(s) : Bitondo, D
Report Date : 24 Oct 1952
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : The performance analysis of the supersonic pulse-detonation-jet engine system represents some revision of earlier results, including new ideas of scavenging flow. Curves of the drag coefficient of a typical supersonic long- range missile showed that four 36-in.-diam engines have enough reserve power to propel the missile through sonic flight velocities and up to a flight Mach number of 2.80. A unit small enough to be mounted on the blade tip of a helicopter was analyzed. The unit has a maximum diameter of 8.25 in., with combustion tubes 6 in. long and ranging in diameter from 0.60 to 0.25 in. The total weight of 1 unit would be about 35 lb. Combustion would be achieved in the unit by surface contact with the hot walls of the ceramic tubes, and it would proceed radially inward. A unit of this type would produce a thrust of 110 lb at a maximum temperature of 2000 deg F, and would have a specific fuel consumption of 1.65 lb/hr/lb of thrust.
Descriptors : *PULSEJET ENGINES , VELOCITY , GUIDED MISSILES , DIAMETERS , TEMPERATURE , HIGH TEMPERATURE , COMBUSTION , HELICOPTERS , COEFFICIENTS , LONG RANGE(DISTANCE) , BLADE TIPS , RESERVES(ENERGY) , FUEL CONSUMPTION , WALLS , POWER , MACH NUMBER , DRAG , SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , DETONATION WAVES
Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE