Pressure and visualization measurements on pulsed combustion thrustor

Motomu Asahara, Jiro Kasahara, Ken Matsuoka, Akira Kawasaki., Akiko Matsuo, Ikkoh Funaki

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Pulsed combustor, it has features such as taking out work without a compressor and mixing promotion by a complicated flow field. The purpose of my research is to evaluate the thrust of a pulse combustor that substitutes this check valve with an ejector mechanism without moving parts, and to clarify the pressure-gain of pulsed combustion and grasp the combustion state with pressure and visualization measurement. Although the total pressure of exhaust gas was lower than the oxygen plenum pressure in all shots, these were almost equal in case in which the pulse combustion was stably continued. It was also found that the expansion wave and the compression wave reciprocate in the combustion section, and that the behavior of the pressure wave and the flame were synchronized. A pulse combustion cycle due to this pressure wave reciprocation was estimated, and the sound velocity obtained from this was in agreement at the order level with theoretical value.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2020 Jan 62020 Jan 10

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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