Valveless Pulse Detonation Engine

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This is the proof of concept test fire for a valveless, self-aspirating pulse detonation engine (developed 2011-2012, patent pending). The concept was simulated and refined using CFD, then proceeded to an experimental prototype. In lieu of a traditional PDE headwall, this concept uses an aerovalve to bias product flow downstream, then automatically entrain fresh oxidizer and sweep hot products from the combustor. The present configuration also employs an ejector to augment the effect of the aerovalve.
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