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International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion
ESCI SJR: 0.142 SNIP: 0.16 CiteScore™: 0.29

ISSN Imprimer: 2150-766X
ISSN En ligne: 2150-7678

International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion

DOI: 10.1615/IntJEnergeticMaterialsChemProp.v7.i5.50
pages 421-436


Naomichi Masuda
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, Kanagawa, Japan
Venkat Tangirala
Combustion and Propulsion, Energy and Propulsion Technology, Global Research Center, General Electric Company, USA
Krzytof Benkiewicz
Warsaw Institute of Aviation and General Electric (GE) Aviation, Warsaw,Poland
A. Koichi Hayashi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, Kanagawa, Japan
Nobuyuki Tsuboi
Kyushu Institute of Technology


JP-10/air two-phase detonation is numerically studied using the Eulerian code to determine the accuracy of the numerical approach by comparing detonation velocities among three groups: the present study, Tangirala and Dean, and Cheatham and Kailasanath. It was found within those studies that JP-10/air detonation velocities were identical, leading to the conclusion that the present method was valid and numerical simulation could proceed. A two-dimensional numerical study was performed using a commercial code and it was discovered that the detonation velocity of a JP-10 droplet/air mixture (3 micron droplet case) is within 5% lower than that of a JP-10 gas/air mixture and that the Ispf of Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE) initially fueled with a gas/air mixture is slightly higher than that of a PDE initially fueled with a multiphase JP10 liquid/air mixture.


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