Accession Number : AD0608206

Title :   INTENTIONAL COMBUSTION OSCILLATIONS IN PROPULSION SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : SHEFFIELD UNIV (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Swithenbank,J. ; Harris,D.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The object of this research programme is to determine useful applications of oscillatory combustion. In particu lar the generation of MHD power is suggested by the high ionization obtained in a combustion wave. In the limit, a detonation wave releases all the energy of combustion in the 'oscillation' and maximum temperatures are obtained. If the wave is a travelling tangential mode, theoretical studies suggest that either strong isentropic waves or cyclic detonation waves may be formed. Calculations of the MHD power generation by such waves is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION), (*COMBUSTION, OSCILLATION), PROPULSION SYSTEMS, DETONATION WAVES, PRESSURE, MECHANICAL WAVES, PROPAGATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, GASES, POWER EQUIPMENT, GENERATORS, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, VORTICES, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE