Fuel preconditioning for detonation combustion
A fuel preconditioning system for use with a pulse detonation combustor (PDC) makes use of a heat source to pyrolyze fuel prior to injecting it into the PDC for detonation. The fuel is decomposed into a more detonable form by pyrolysis in a conditioner that applies heat to the fuel in the absence of oxidizer. The heat may be provided by a hot section of the engine, including the walls of the PDC itself. The conditioned fuel is fed to the PDC and detonated.
author list (cited authors)
Dean, A. J., Leyva, I. A., & Umeh, C. O.
complete list of authors
Dean, AJ||Leyva, IA||Umeh, CO