Accession Number:

ADA464619

Title:

Deflagration to Detonation Transition Initiation in Pulsed Detonation Engines

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 11 Jul 2001-11 Jul 2002

Corporate Author:

IMPERIAL COLL CONSULTANTS LTD LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking Imperial College Consultants Limited ICON as follows It is here proposed to build upon the experience gained and extend ongoing work in two directions. The first is related to the sensitivity of the initial explosion phase to the state of the mixture resulting from injection of the relevant mixture. The second aspect of the proposed work features computations of two-dimensional unsteady flows with comprehensive chemistry and a transported PDF approach closed at the joint scalar level. The contractor proposes the evaluation of a computational approach in the context of the computation of time-dependent compressible flows in two spatial dimensions. Such computations constitute an essential step in the direction of establishing an ability to model Deflagration to Detonation Transition DDT in the context of POEs and are exceptionally resource intensive. Although a limited study is here proposed to be accomplished due to funds limitations. it is expected that significant information will be gained

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE