College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Aerospace Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Aerospace Engineering



Primary Advisor

Tina Jameson, College of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department


The goal of this project is to build a valveless pulsejet based on the Lady Anne model, known as the Focused Wave Engine VIII Twin Stack. This project has two main goals. The first goal is to design and build the valveless pulsejet. This includes machine work on stainless steel to build the engine, as well as modifying copper tubes to serve as a fuel injection system. The second goal is to build a test stand that allows for accurate data collection of the total thrust being produced by the engine and acts as a fuel injection and ignition system. The pulsejet design was found to produce upwards of 4 lbs of thrust at optimum fuel to air ratios.

FWEVIII_pulsejet.SLDPRT (1225 kB)
Solid Model of Valveless Pulsejet Engine - SolidWorks 2010 (19799 kB)
Valveless Pulsejet Test Run Video