Experimental Investigations of Liquid Fueled Pulsejet Engines

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. William L. Roberts, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Ronald O. Scattergood, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Andrey V. Kuznetsov, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Terry Scharton, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author McCalley, Christian Talbot en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:57:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:57:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-17 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-07262006-192406 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/649
dc.description.abstract Various sizes of pulsejets are used to study the effects of heavy liquid fuels like kerosene and military grade JP-8. A hobby scale pulsejet, commercially available from Bailey Machine Services (BMS), is used with gasoline to verify data acquisition techniques, and attempts are made to use kerosene to fuel the jet to prove the viability of using kerosene to power pulsejet engines. A large valved pulsejet, predicted to deliver 25 lbs of thrust, is designed to be used with kerosene for initial testing to prove the feasibility of using such a propulsion device for personal troop transport. A 25 cm valveless pulsejet is designed, fabricated, and tested using propane, gasoline, and kerosene to determine if such an engine is practical for propelling a small, high speed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for military application. Temperatures, average and instantaneous combustion chamber pressure, sound pressure levels and jet operating frequencies were recorded at various fuel flow rates. en_US
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dc.subject flow rectifier en_US
dc.subject exhaust en_US
dc.subject Kadency en_US
dc.subject Argus en_US
dc.subject Kadenacy effect en_US
dc.subject Schoen en_US
dc.subject Ordon en_US
dc.subject Kiker en_US
dc.subject V-1 en_US
dc.subject German en_US
dc.subject Humphrey cycle en_US
dc.subject WWII en_US
dc.subject Buzz-bomb en_US
dc.subject injection en_US
dc.subject Project Squid en_US
dc.subject miniature en_US
dc.subject valveless en_US
dc.subject Hiller Aircraft Company en_US
dc.subject DARPA en_US
dc.subject Paxson en_US
dc.subject reed valve en_US
dc.subject turbulent flow en_US
dc.subject PSFC en_US
dc.subject augmenter en_US
dc.subject helmholz en_US
dc.subject vapor en_US
dc.subject injector en_US
dc.subject augmentation en_US
dc.subject NASA en_US
dc.subject preheat en_US
dc.subject valved en_US
dc.subject acoustic en_US
dc.subject mixing en_US
dc.title Experimental Investigations of Liquid Fueled Pulsejet Engines en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US

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