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Modeling of a Detonation Driven, Linear Electric Generator Facility

  • E. M. Braun
  • E. Baydar
  • F. K. Lu
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Introduction

The pulsed detonation engine (PDE) has been developed over several decades due to the promise it has for high-speed, efficient propulsion. In addition to propulsion applications, it has been demonstrated that a PDE can be used for power generation and may be more efficient than a deflagration-based power turbine under certain circumstances [1]. Several patents have been issued for concepts that involve coupling a PDE with different systems to drive a generator and produce electricity [2, 3]. One must consider if the unique properties of the detonation wave can be utilized to increase efficiency. For instance, it may be possible to design a generator that uses the force created by the pressure rise from the wave by converting it into to mechanical energy. Potential may exist for hybrid systems using both the heat and the force produced from the detonation wave.

Keywords

Detonation Wave Equivalence Ratio Generator Mass Piston Displacement Pulse Detonation Engine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Braun
    • 1
  • E. Baydar
    • 1
  • F. K. Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerodynamics Research Center, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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