Practical issues in ground testing of pulsed detonation engines

Philip Panicker, Frank K. Lu, Donald R. Wilson

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    Abstract

    Pulsed detonation engines can potentially revolutionize aero-space propulsion and they are the subject of intense study. However, most of the studies involve single shot and very short duration test runs. Some of the practical issues in developing PDEs are discussed from the viewpoint of developing ground-based demonstrators. This represents only the beginning of a roadmap toward the successful development of flightweight engines. Viable solutions are offered that may help overcome the difficulties posed by the high temperature and pressures on the test rig and instrumentation. Commercial solenoid valves and electronic fuel injectors are presented as means to achieving higher operational frequencies. Issues concerning data acquisition, such as proper implementing procedures for pressure transducers and choosing the appropriate sampling rates are discussed. Methods for mitigating electromagnetic interference are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
    Pages801-810
    Number of pages10
    Volume6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 29 2008
    EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
    Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

    Other

    OtherASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
    CountryUnited States
    CitySeattle, WA
    Period11/11/0711/15/07

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    Detonation
    Engines
    Solenoid valves
    Pressure transducers
    Testing
    Signal interference
    Propulsion
    Data acquisition
    Sampling
    Temperature

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Panicker, P., Lu, F. K., & Wilson, D. R. (2008). Practical issues in ground testing of pulsed detonation engines. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 (Vol. 6, pp. 801-810) https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-44068

    Practical issues in ground testing of pulsed detonation engines. / Panicker, Philip; Lu, Frank K.; Wilson, Donald R.

    Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007. Vol. 6 2008. p. 801-810.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Panicker, P, Lu, FK & Wilson, DR 2008, Practical issues in ground testing of pulsed detonation engines. in Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007. vol. 6, pp. 801-810, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007, Seattle, WA, United States, 11/11/07. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-44068
    Panicker P, Lu FK, Wilson DR. Practical issues in ground testing of pulsed detonation engines. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007. Vol. 6. 2008. p. 801-810 https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-44068
    Panicker, Philip ; Lu, Frank K. ; Wilson, Donald R. / Practical issues in ground testing of pulsed detonation engines. Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007. Vol. 6 2008. pp. 801-810
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