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Review on the Rotating Detonation Engine and It’s Typical Problems
Transactions on Aerospace Research, Volume: 2020, Issue: 4, Pages: 107 - 163
Swansea University Author: Zhaoxin Ren
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Detonation is a promising combustion mode to improve engine performance, increase combustion efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance thermal cycle efficiency. Over the last decade, significant progress has been made towards the applications of detonation mode in engines, such as standing detonatio...
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Detonation is a promising combustion mode to improve engine performance, increase combustion efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance thermal cycle efficiency. Over the last decade, significant progress has been made towards the applications of detonation mode in engines, such as standing detonation engine (SDE), Pulse detonation engine (PDE) and rotating detonation engine (RDE), and the understanding of the fundamental chemistry and physics processes in detonation engines via experimental and numerical studies. This article is to provide a comprehensive overview of the progress in the knowledge of rotating detonation engine from the different countries. New observations of injection, ignition, and geometry of combustor, pressure feedback, and combustion modes of RDE have been reported. These findings and advances have provided new opportunities in the development of rotating detonation for practical applications. Finally, we point out the current gaps in knowledge to indicate which areas future research should be directed at.
Detonation; propulsion system; rotating detonation
College of Engineering
The authors thank the support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51676111), the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2018M640140) and the China
Postdoctoral Science Special Foundation (No. 2019T120100).