Nanosoft's annular jet

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Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by NanoSoft » Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:40 am

I have been reading skyfrog's topic and have been inspired. So i decided to go on my own annular quest. Here it goes.

First i picked a lockwood type pulsejet to start with. Then i made it annular and kept all the areas the same. Its amazing how compact it turned out to be. Anyway, tell me what you think. What did i do wrong. Will it work. Please comment soon because i plan to start consruction and lathe the whole thing this weekend. Its probaly all wrong because i made it all up but hey! Whatever. Thank you all.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Mike Everman » Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:03 am

That is fabulous, Mikhail! Truly. I've been advocating that the guys actually crunch the numbers on Lockwood dimentions and see what you're really in for. This is a great little piece of work. I can't wait to see it run, and it will.
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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:27 am

The Nanosoft Skyfrog. What a name...

It's a fabulous thing. I love it!!!

My advice: Forget about the bullet nose and machine it spherical. Omit the rear part of the gray area and just make it tubular. No need for an enclosed space there -- unless you want to situate a heat exchanger there or something.

I believe, as Mike does, that it must work.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by larry cottrill » Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:55 am

Nano -

I like it very much. I proposed a similar thing on the old forum, but had no knowledge to develop the proper dimensions. I also added some complexity, just to make more of a project out of it. It is better to build something simple and get it working than to dream something complicated and wonder about it forever afterward.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:23 pm

Just so that no one forgets our Wizard of the Outback, Gary Robinson...
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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Mike Kirney » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:29 pm

That thing looks incredible! Gary, does it run?
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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:35 pm

Larry, Nice engine. I forgot all about it. The only thing I can say is "wrong placement of exhaust front end". If it is a separate resonator (and it is in this case) the open end must not be at the pressure antinode.

Look also at Tharratt's Saunders Roe pulsejet It looks confusingly similar to this, but its chamber is within the exhaust duct, not wrapped around it.

If the exhaust is physically separated from the chamber, its front end must be moved to the pressure node.

So, unfortunately, Robinson's Black Beast never wanted to work, much to my chagrin. I gave him an entirely wrong idea two-three years ago.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:45 pm

Mike Kirney wrote:That thing looks incredible! Gary, does it run?
As I said responding to Larry, sadly it didn't. Now it's too late. I think Gary moved halfway across Australia. If he did, he was not very likely to schlep that much scrap steel around...

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by skyfrog » Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:38 am

Hi Nanosoft,

It looks great ! Hope to see it roaring soon. Keep up the good work.

Good luck,
Long live jet engine !
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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by NanoSoft » Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:47 am

The first pictures have arrived. First i have decided to not put a bullet nose or sphere nose on the jet, instead its going to be flat. The reason for this is because a bullet nose would only help if the jet was moving through the air. Since this is a prototype, and it will not be flying, i'm taking the path of least resistance(or the easy way out, take your pick). The pictures are of the almost finished nose piece. The jet is going to be divided into multiple peices and then assembled with small bolts. This is for ease of construction and so i can make quick changes fairly easliy. I hope to have more pictures of the finished piece soon(tomorrow). Thank you all for the support and ideas.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Bruno Ogorelec » Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:15 am

NanoSoft wrote:i have decided to not put a bullet nose or sphere nose on the jet, instead its going to be flat.
Great work! A good decision on the form of the nose! I think we are all waiting for the first results with bated breath. I know that I am.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Mark » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:59 pm

Is that 4 jaw chuck self-centering or are you going all out on this project?
Good luck with your project, looks like it is going well.
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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by Nick » Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:47 pm

Looking forward to seeing more pics, looks great!. Good luck.
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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by NanoSoft » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:36 pm

Thank you all once again. Mark, no the four chuck jaw is not self centered. I should have the nose piece finished by the end of the day. Hope it works.

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Re: Nanosoft's annular jet

Post by NanoSoft » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:46 pm

One thing that i am now taking into great consideration is how many fuel injectors should i have. I'm thinking four. I think that if there was only one it wouldn't be able to fill both sides of CC. But with four the fuel should be evenly spread through out the CC.

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