Description

Chemical propulsion comprises the science and technology of using chemical reactions of any kind to create thrust and thereby propel a vehicle or object to a desired acceleration and speed. This book focuses on recent advances in the design of very highly efficient, low-pollution-emitting propulsion systems, as well as advances in testing, diagnostics and analysis. It offers unique coverage of Pulse Detonation Engines, which add tremendous power to jet thrust by combining high pressure with ignition of the air/fuel mixture. Readers will learn about the advances in the reduction of jet noise and toxic fuel emissions—something that is being heavily regulated by relevant government agencies.

Key Features

* Lead editor is one of the world's foremost combustion researchers, with contributions from some of the world's leading researchers in combustion engineering * Covers all major areas of chemical propulsion-from combustion measurement, analysis and simulation, to advanced control of combustion processes, to noise and emission control * Includes important information on advanced technologies for reducing jet engine noise and hazardous fuel combustion emissions

Readership

Professional engineers in mechanical, aerospace, and chemical engineering, particularly those involved with combustion engineering. Manufacturing engineers in the aeronautical and defense industries. Students in mechanical, aerospace, materials and chemical engineering.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:Simultaneous Velocity and Temperature Field Measurements of a Jet Flame L. Lourenco and E. Koc-Alkislar 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Test Arrangement and Results 1.3 Concluding Remarks Acknowledgments Chapter 2: Infrared Absorption Tomography for Active Combustion Control F. C. Gouldin and J. L. Edwards 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Absorption Tomography 2.3 Infrared Absorption and Flow Facility 2.4 Proper Orthogonal Decomposition 2.5 Results 2.6 Concluding Remarks References Chapter 3: Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches for Prediction of Two-Phase Turbulent Flow in Liquid-Fuel Combustors G. B. Jacobs, R.V.R. Pandya, B. Shotorban, Z. Gao, and F. Mashayek 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Direct Numerical Simulation of Countercurrent Shear Flow 3.3 Probability Density Function Modeling 3.4 Concluding Remarks Acknowledgments References Chapter 4: Large-Scale Simulations of Turbulent Combustion and Propulsion Systems A. Afshari and F. A. Jaberi 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Theoretical/Computational Approach 4.3 Results and Discussion Acknowledgments References Chapter 5: Direct Simulation of Primary Atomization D. P. Schmidt 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Past Work 5.3 Objectives 5.4 Methodology 5.5 Tasks Acknowledgments References Chapter 6: Extinction and Relight in Opposed Premixed Flames

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780123693945
Electronic ISBN:
9780080529400

About the author

Gabriel Roy

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager, Energy Conversion Propulsion Program Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy

Reviews

“This collection represents the current state-of-the-art in combustion research for air-breathing chemical propulsion. Nearly an equal mix of computational and experimental results are presented from the major players in Pulse Detonation Engines research, providing the reader with a thorough overview of the contemporary technical issues remaining to be resolved in this promising hypersonic air-breathing propulsion technology.” — W.L. Roberts and T. D. Scharton, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, NC, USA