Accession Number:

ADA454346

Title:

Experimental Study of Deflagration-to-Detonation Enhancement Techniques in a H2/Air Pulsed-Detonation Engine

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Experiments are performed on a number of deflagration-to-detonation DDT enhancement techniques for use in a H2Air pulsed-detonation engine PDE. The mechanism, speed and location of DDT for three configurations are considered, including a Shehelkin spiral, an extended cavityspiral and a co-annulus. High speed digital imaging is used to track flame propagation. and simultaneous time-correlated pressure traces are used to record progress of the shock structure. It is found that DDT is initiated primarily through local explosions that are highly dependent on the particular geometry. In addition to various geometries. The effect of equivalence ratio and spark timing are also investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE