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Pulse combustor performance characteristics

Abdul Wahid, Mazlan and Bakar, Mohd. Azwan and Ujir, Mohd. Haffis (2006) Pulse combustor performance characteristics. In: Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2006 Part I. UTM, Johor , 31 - 50. ISBN 978-983-52-0544-6

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The pulsejet engine is a simple form of an internal combustion engine. It is one of the simplest propulsion devices, requiring no turbo-machinery, compressorless type of device with minimum number of moving parts, or no moving parts in some cases. Due to its simple design and near constant-volume combustion, the pulsejet has received considerable research attention since the beginning of the 20th century (Lancaster, 1959). In 1944, the first practical application recorded of the pulsejet was the German V-1 bomb or also popularly known as ‘Buzz Bomb’ in World War II (Ganesan, 2005). A pulsejet engine comprises of a valve system, a combustion chamber and an acoustically resonant exhaust pipe. Combustion occurs as a series of discrete events. The combustion event, also known as deflagrations, is characterized by sudden increase in temperature and pressure, followed by a rapid subsonic expansion of burned gas. This expansion pushes the gases rearward out of the engine and creates the necessary conditions in the combustion chamber for the next cycle (Geng et al., 2006).

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:25689
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