The book contains more than 50 revised and edited condensed papers on confined gaseous and spray deflagrations and detonations and their applications to pulse-detonation propulsion written by international experts in detonation physics, chemistry, and propulsion from 9 countries. The contributions are presented in three sections:
Confined Gaseous Deflagrations & Detonations
Confined Heterogeneous Detonations
Pulse Detonation Engines
The contents of the book have been assembled from the material submitted to the International Colloquium on Advances in Confined Detonations, Moscow, July 2-5,2002. The book is intended as a source of Information on the state-of-the-art and world-wide activities in the area of chemical propulsion based on pulse detonations. The volume will be useful for researchers, power plant designers and engineers, and can serve as a reference book for graduate studies in combustion science and chemical propulsion.