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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 7 (2001), Issue 2, Pages 79-85

Studies on Pulse Jet Engine by Wind Tunnel Testing

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saga University, 1 Honjo-machi, Saga-shi, Saga-ken 840-8502, Japan

Revised 1 March 1999

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Simple design and efficiency make pulse jet engines attractive for aeronautical short-term operation applications. An active control system extends the operating range and reduces the fuel consumption considerably so that this old technology might gain a new interest. The results on wind tunnel experiments have been reported together with the impact of combustion mode (pulse or steady) on system performance.