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In order to improve the gas energy conversion efficiency at the outlet of the pulse detonation combustor, numerical calculation methods were used to study the influence of three different cross-section obstacle structures of square, circle and trapezoid on the distribution characteristics of gas pressure potential energy, kinetic energy and internal energy in a single cycle at the outlet of pulse detonation combustor. The results show that: the expansion of pulse detonation gas mainly includes three-stages: primary expansion, secondary expansion, and over-expansion. Gas pressure potential energy, kinetic energy, and internal energy increase during the primary and secondary expansion stages, and decrease during the over-expansion stage. Pulse detonation combustor with trapezoidal cross-section obstacle structure has the smallest proportion of gas energy at the outlet of the combustor during the over-expansion stage and the highest proportion during the secondary expansion stage. Compared with square and circle cross-section obstacle structures, the gas energy distribution at the outlet of the pulse detonation combustor with trapezoidal cross-section obstacle structure is the easiest for turbomachinery to convert the gas energy.
PAPER REVISED: 2021-11-25
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2021-02-20
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2022, VOLUME 26, ISSUE Issue 1, PAGES [759 - 769]
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