Re: Pulse detonation to get high pressure for better burn
- Hi McGalliard,
This pulse detonation is for later. I will try first with just what
Tesla used, but if one wants to make a commercial Tesla turbine I
think fuel injection and high pressure burn is the way to go to get
better fuel economy (better burn).
If you go all the way to pulse detonation I think you also need to
inject water to control heat, but that will be much later and then
maybe a micro controller will monitor and adjust all this
--- In TeslaTurbine@yahoogroups.com, "McGalliard, Frederick B"
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sveinutne [mailto:svein_utne@...]
> > Subject: [TeslaTurbine] Re: Pulse detonation to get high
> > pressure for better burn
> > Hi,
> > Yes, electrolysing water will give a perfect mix, almost too
> > I have been told that this mixture will implode, and not makeinterstage
> > the high pressure wave we need. Only some drops of water.
> Well, it does produce water. But if you watched the (old now)
> separation of one of the early Saturn IV launches, you see a briefpuff
> of smoke and then nothing but vibration as the LH2, LO2 enginesignite.
> Then the inter stage ring separates and falls into the exhaust andthere
> is flame everywhere. It is only water, at around 3000C. The problemwith
> using this to drive a TT is that you need to run the burn at anawful
> high pressure so the expansion through the nozzle drops thetemperature
> to something your metal can take (probably no more than 1200C,unless
> you go for titanium or ceramic blades.