An experimental study of formation of stabilized oblique detonation waves in a combustor

Zijian Zhang, Chihyung Wen, Chaokai Yuan, Yunfeng Liu, Guilai Han, Chun Wang, Zonglin Jiang

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This study reports the first experiments of a large-scale hydrogen-fueled oblique detonation engine model conducted in a hypersonic wind tunnel. The stabilization characteristic of oblique detonation wave, the specific combustion mode and the corresponding flow structures are emphasized. Results show that by adjusting the geometry of the combustor in different tests, two stabilized oblique detonation combustion modes relevant to the two theoretical branches of oblique detonation at a given wedge angle, referred to as the strong oblique detonation mode and the weak oblique detonation mode, respectively, are consequently implemented in the combustor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111868
JournalCombustion and Flame
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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