Accession Number : ADA137492
Title : Preliminary Assessment of a Rotary Detonation Engine Concept.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Monks,S A
Report Date : Sep 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 114
Abstract : Results of a preliminary, experimental assessment of a rotary detonation engine concept are reported. Measurements were taken of the torque produced by a stationary rotor model as a result of a single detonation process initiated within the rotor under known premixed gas conditions. Mixtures of ethylene and oxygen and ethylene and oxygen with three moles of nitrogen ballast were utilized. The results represent the lower bound to values of torque produced by the rotor model. Modifications of the instrumentation and torque measurement system are recommended to allow the transient process and resulting torque to be measured in greater detail, a comparison to be made with the results of numerical modeling, and a definitive assessment of the potential of the concept to be concluded.
Descriptors : *Rotary combustion engines , *Detonations , Turbines , Explosive gases , Ethylene , Oxygen , Ballast , Nitrogen , Tubes , Fuel systems , Partial pressure , Computations , Computer programs , Calculators , Torque , Measurement
Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE