reading about the gas turbines, i also got interested in the pulsejet engines, although they dont sound as cool as a full on turbine!!!
man, its a bit more complex than your description!!!
i dont know if i could spend that much time on it!!
Anyway, the extra energy created by detonation usually destroys a motor.
But since this burns flamre font travels at a super-sonic speed, rather than the deflagrations sub-sonic flame front. So if you think about it, the entire mixture is burning as the piston is till at TDC under high compression and wasting energy igniting the mixture as would be with deflagrations need for ignition advance.
SO, there is less energy wasted more converted into motion or kenetic energy. So if you can harness this power of detonation, you could effectively get perhaps twice to three times the power out of the same mixture @ the same volume. Just need to make a really stong motor. With as little joining faces (head, sump & crank) so there are less weak places for teh motor to blow itself apart.
maybe you could do this next week?