Analysis of Scramjet Flight Trajectories with Oxygen Enrichment

Razzaqi, S. A., Smart, M. K. and Weidner, N. (2007). Analysis of Scramjet Flight Trajectories with Oxygen Enrichment. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (303-307). 2-7 December 2007.

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Author Razzaqi, S. A.
Smart, M. K.
Weidner, N.
Title of paper Analysis of Scramjet Flight Trajectories with Oxygen Enrichment
Conference name 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 2-7 December 2007
Proceedings title 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Journal name Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Editor Peter Jacobs
Tim McIntyre
Matthew Cleary
David Buttsworth
David Mee
Rose Clements
Richard Morgan
Charles Lemckert
Volume 1
Start page 303
End page 307
Total pages 7
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Scramjets are proposed as a second stage for a multi-stage access-to-space system. At present the upper limit of scramjet operation is expected to be Mach 12-14. Use of oxygen enrichment is a possible method for increasing the speed and altitude of scramjet operation. This paper involves mission analysis of scramjets using oxygen enrichment. It follows on from Smart & Tetlow [5], in which trajectory studies of a threestage rocket-scramjet-rocket access-to-space system were conducted. These calculations indicated that the net thrust (scramjet thrust - vehicle drag) of a hypersonic vehicle with three scramjet engine modules was reduced to very low levels above Mach 12. The current work examines the use of oxygen enrichment in the scramjet to increase net thrust above Mach 10. Results of the study indicate that an important effect of oxygen enrichment is to allow scramjet powered vehicle operation at higher altitude.
Subjects 290501 Mechanical Engineering
290299 Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
780102 Physical sciences
Q-Index Code E1

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