PPDE case study of Plasma Pulse Detonation Engine


Plasma Pulse Detonating Engine is propulsion system that can lower cost of airplane traffic and access to outer space

What is PDE ?

A pulse detonation engine (PDE) is a type of propulsion system that uses detonation waves to combust the fuel and oxidizer mixture. Can operate from subsonic up to a hypersonic flight speed of roughly Mach 5 and have a thermodynamic efficiency higher than other designs like turbojets and turbofans.

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Why ?

PDE have a thermodynamic efficiency higher than other designs like turbojets and turbofans so can lower cost of airplane traffic and access to outer space.

How ?

Relatively easily, upgrade old PJE with new of the shelf technology and studies, for example using them like main or attaching them on outer shell of airplanes and rockets like secondary propulsion system..

What studies ?

1. The potentialities of MHD control for improving scramjet performance – Russia 2. Nanosecond - Pulsed Discharges for Plasma - Assisted Combustion and Aerodynamics – Russia 3. Repetitively Pulsed Nonequilibrium Plasmas for Magnetohydrodynamic Flow Control and Plasma-Assisted Combustion - The Ohio State University 4. Weakly Ionized Plasmas for Propulsion Applications - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company 5. Plasma-Assisted Ignition in Scramjets - Polytechnic University, New York 5. Plasma-Assisted Ignition in Scramjets - Polytechnic University, New York …. 6. Strategies for Pulsed Detonation Engine Performance Optimization - Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden 7. Deflagration to Detonation Transition Processes by Turbulence-Generating Obstacles in Pulse Detonation Engines - The Pennsylvania State University 8. System Performance and Thermodynamic Cycle Analysis of Airbreathing Pulse Detonation Engines - Pennsylvania State University 9. Fundamentals of Idealized Airbreathing, Pulse-Detonation Engines - Canada 10. Laser-Induced Spark Flame holding in Supercritical, Subsonic Flow - The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, California ….


The shock wave travels through the cylinder at 10 times the speed of sound, detonated more than 100 times per second.Placeholder image

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