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exploding almost instantaneously

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One approach to substantially improving gas turbine thermal efficiency is to replace the nearly constant pressure combustion process (in fact there is generally a 4 to 5 percent reduction in total pressure during combustion in a gas turbine) with some form of pressure-gain heat release such as either a constant volume or detonative mode of combustion.
If the mechanical compression ratio requirement could be kept at a moderate level, the constant volume or detonative combustion process would be able to inherently deliver an additional pressure gain and increase the final overall operating pressure ratio of the device at a potentially lower system cost.
A detonative shock then stamps the pattern directly into the (eg.
But as a forward fabled for his pyrotechnic powers prepares for the domestic campaign's climax, some detonative displays seem certain.