Mathematical modeling of the effect of pulse combustor design characteristics on convective heat transfer enhancement

  • Frederick Bloom


With the goal of determining the utility of employing pulse combustion technology in drying applications, a lumped parameter model of a pulse combustor is combined with a model of jet impingement flow. We assume that the motion of the combustion products in the pulse combustor tailpipe is incompressible and focus on jet flow from a single nozzle as opposed to an array. The work maintains a level of analytical simplicity in the combined model which is consistent with being able to gauge the effect of pulse combustor design parameters on convective heat transfer enhancement.