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Reynst

Post by Bo Danerius » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:00 pm

Hi everyone. New here and new to pulse jets. Im fascinated by the simplicity of the jam jars and Im looking for the paper Francois Reynst wrote on the subject. Is it available in digital form? If not, where can I find it? Thanks.

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re: Reynst

Post by tufty » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:20 pm

I have a copy of "pulsating combustion" that someone scanned up a while back, but it's huge (25+ mb).

Other good reading would be his patents, but they tend to be in French and or German. Relevant patents attached. There may be UK or US equivalents to these, but I've not found them if they exist.

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FR949103, much more all-encompassing, Reynst really lets the ideas flow here. In french. From 1949.
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Re: re: Reynst

Post by Bo Danerius » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:54 pm

tufty wrote:I have a copy of "pulsating combustion" that someone scanned up a while back, but it's huge (25+ mb).

Other good reading would be his patents, but they tend to be in French and or German. Relevant patents attached. There may be UK or US equivalents to these, but I've not found them if they exist.

Simon
Many thanks. 25+ MB is not a problem at my end. /Bo

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re: Reynst

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:52 am

It's a fascinating book. I wish I'd never read it and could discover it again. I couldn't sleep for days after reading it.

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Re: re: Reynst

Post by Bo Danerius » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:18 am

Bruno Ogorelec wrote:It's a fascinating book. I wish I'd never read it and could discover it again. I couldn't sleep for days after reading it.
Bumping this thread as Im still hoping for someone to upload the book. /Bo

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re: Reynst

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Re: re: Reynst

Post by Bo Danerius » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:41 pm

Wonderful :D But browsing through it makes me want the real book even more ;) /Bo

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Re: re: Reynst

Post by marksteamnz » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:01 pm

Bo Danerius wrote:
Wonderful :D But browsing through it makes me want the real book even more ;) /Bo
I bought a copy from Marc Piolenc in the Phillipenes. Is a hard cover reproduction. about US$25. If you want more details contact me.
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re: Reynst

Post by marksteamnz » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:36 pm

If you want copies of books ALWAYS check www.abebooks.com. There will be the book you want and in 90% of the cases cheaper than ebay. I've sold obscure car books on Ebay for 3 times what abebooks had listed.
That said there are always exceptions such as a copy of Reynst on abebooks currently for silly money ($199)
So.................If anyone wants to buy my copy for $198 (I'll ship for free!) Sold to the man with his hand up!!
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re: Reynst

Post by Mark » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:26 pm

Wow, that is a pretty penny for Reynst's book. Imagine some young mind in soliloquy..."Would I rather have the treasury of Reynst, to have and to hold, or buy a pulsejet like the Bailey Jet? Both would be rewarding in their own way.
I got a small item in the mail today, it's going to be a swell metal jam jar, nothing more, nothing less.
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Re: re: Reynst

Post by Mark » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:12 am

Ben wrote:You can also watch Powell's and eBay, a copy comes up every other year or so.

If anyone finds one of the ones in three languages, I'd like to buy it.
My copy with sentimental forward.
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re: Reynst

Post by Mark » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:10 am

Both of these books measure 8.5 X 12 inches, the Proceedings is pretty good too, the opening says, "Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Pulsating Combustion, which took place at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England." Perhaps they could have called it "Burning Tea-n-Crumpets".
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re: Reynst

Post by Mark » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:24 am

The front of the black book to taunt you. ha
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re: Reynst

Post by Mike Everman » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:19 am

Do tell, Ben. Any scanable exerpts worth having?
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re: Reynst and the Black Book

Post by VicHanby » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:17 pm

Re the Black Book - I did my PhD at Sheffield 1963-6 and Dennis Brown was my supervisor. I built a valved pulse combustor which burned 50 lb/hr pulverised coal and it was all very exciting. I'd really like to find a resonably-priced copy of Reynst's book, I've only got photocopied bits of it.

The conference was really international, with Kentfield, Putnam and Thring making contributions. There was a guy called Huber, who had some neat commercial units (Eberspacher) which heated swimming pools, generated smoke and heated tanks (military variety). This unit had a turbine in the exhaust pipe which drove an external fan which blew warm air around the tank, meaning no drain on the electrical system.

I don't know if there were second or third symposia, there was one at Argonne Labs in 1979 with many of the usual suspects, but the research scene looks fairly quiet these days.

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PS is the Lennox unit still on sale? A few years ago I worked with Fulton's Boiler works in Bristol on a project, but they seem to have got out of PC since.

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