The lead author of this study, James Koch, said that the model of the new engine is still in its infancy.
Researchers have designed a computer model of a new type of engine to make a rocket lighter and lower fuel consumption. It is claimed that this new engine is lighter and it also takes less fuel. This new type of engine has been called a rotating blast engine.
According to the study published in the journal Physical Review E, however, this engine is currently unpredictable for use in real rockets. Researchers at Washington University in the US said the new model inspires engineers to make new engines better and more stable.
New engine model in early stages
The lead author of this study, James Koch, said that the model of the new engine is still in its infancy. We have a lot of data about these engines, but do not know what to do with it. Conventional rocket engines employ Newton’s third law on the principle of action-reaction. In this, the fuel is burnt by which the gas comes out which exerts force on the ground and it lifts the rocket in the air.
Fuel is filled in the empty space between cylinders
The model of the new engine developed by the researchers is built on several cylinders with a single center. There is fuel in the empty space between these cylinders. When the fuel burns, the heat generated immediately creates a herb wave. This allows the engine’s gas to emit at very high pressures and temperatures. It runs faster than the speed of voice.