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This book focuses on the latest developments in detonation engines for aerospace propulsion, with a focus on the rotating detonation engine (RDE). State-of-the-art research contributions are collected from international leading researchers devoted to the pursuit of controllable detonations for practical detonation propulsion. A system-level design of novel detonation engines, performance analysis, and advanced experimental and numerical methods are covered. In addition, the world’s first successful sled demonstration of a rocket rotating detonation engine system and innovations in the development of a kilohertz pulse detonation engine (PDE) system are reported. Readers will obtain, in a straightforward manner, an understanding of the RDE & PDE design, operation and testing approaches, and further specific integration schemes for diverse applications such as rockets for space propulsion and turbojet/ramjet engines for air-breathing propulsion.

Detonation Control for Propulsion: Pulse Detonation and Rotating Detonation Engines provides, with its comprehensive coverage from fundamental detonation science to practical research engineering techniques, a wealth of information for scientists in the field of combustion and propulsion. The volume can also serve as a reference text for faculty and graduate students and interested in shock waves, combustion and propulsion.

Table of Contents


2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 1. Performance of Rotating Detonation Engines for Air Breathing Applications

Matthew L. Fotia, John Hoke, Frederick Schauer

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Chapter 2. Development of Gasturbine with Detonation Chamber

Piotr Wolański, Piotr Kalina, Włodzimierz Balicki, Artur Rowiński, Witold Perkowski, Michał Kawalec, Borys Łukasik

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 3. Flow Structure in Rotating Detonation Engine with Separate Supply of Fuel and Oxidizer: Experiment and CFD

Sergey M. Frolov, Viktor S. Aksenov, Vladislav S. Ivanov, Sergey N. Medvedev, Igor O. Shamshin

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 4. Application of Detonation Waves to Rocket Engine Chamber

Jiro Kasahara, Yuichi Kato, Kazuaki Ishihara, Keisuke Goto, Ken Matsuoka, Akiko Matsuo, Ikkoh Funaki, Hideki Moriai, Daisuke Nakata, Kazuyuki Higashino, Nobuhiro Tanatsugu

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 5. Numerical Simulation on Rotating Detonation Engine: Effects of Higher-Order Scheme

Nobuyuki Tsuboi, Makoto Asahara, Takayuki Kojima, A. Koichi Hayashi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 6. Review on the Research Progresses in Rotating Detonation Engine

Mohammed Niyasdeen Nejaamtheen, Jung-Min Kim, Jeong-Yeol Choi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 7. Continuous Detonation Engine Researches at Peking University

Jian-Ping Wang, Song-Bai Yao, Xu-Dong Han

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 8. Pulse Detonation Cycle at Kilohertz Frequency

Ken Matsuoka, Haruna Taki, Jiro Kasahara, Hiroaki Watanabe, Akiko Matsuo, Takuma Endo

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chapter 9. On the Investigation of Detonation Re-initiation Mechanisms and the Influences of the Geometry Confinements and Mixture Properties

Lei Li, Jiun-Ming Li, Chiang Juay Teo, Po-Hsiung Chang, Van Bo Nguyen, Boo Cheong Khoo


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