Bench for fire tests of detonation rocket engines

Department of power plant thermogas dynamics

Head of department – D.Sc., Professor Hennadii O. Strelnykov


  • Research of the propagation of the detonation front in gases and aerosols
  • Research of detonation process peculiarities
  • Fire tests of models of rotary detonation rocket engines and pulse detonation engines
  • Determination of energy characteristics of engines during fire tests
  • Check of serviceability of the technical decisions put in new developments of detonation engines
View of the armored camera of the bench

Components of the bench:

  • Armored camera with frame and table;
  • Compressor with receiver;
  • Gas cylinders;
  • Pneumatic control;
  • Digital data collection system;
  • Digital stand control system;
  • Video recording equipment.

Key parameters

OxidizerAir or oxygen
Oxidizer supply pressure0…0,4 MPа
FuelСН4, С3Н8, Н2, С2Н2, liquid hydrocarbons
Fuel supply pressure0…2 MPа
Maximum thrust5000 N
Frame with pneumatic hydraulic units and model of rotary detonation engine on the table;
Hopper with cable tray and control panel;
Fire tests: a) models of pulse tube Ø30mm;
b) models of pulse tube Ø80mm;
c) rotary detonation rocket engine.
OFFICE ADDRESS:Institute of Technical Mechanics, 15 Leshko-Popelya St., Dnipro, Ukraine, 49005
PHONE NUMBER:+38-056-372-06-45

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