Design of Modular Shape-Transition Inlets for a Conical Hypersonic Vehicle

Gollan, Rowan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2013) Design of Modular Shape-Transition Inlets for a Conical Hypersonic Vehicle. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 29 4: 832-838. doi:10.2514/1.B34672

Author Gollan, Rowan J.
Smart, Michael K.
Title Design of Modular Shape-Transition Inlets for a Conical Hypersonic Vehicle
Journal name Journal of Propulsion and Power   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0748-4658
Publication date 2013-07
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2514/1.B34672
Volume 29
Issue 4
Start page 832
End page 838
Total pages 7
Place of publication Reston, VA United States
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
For a hypersonic vehicle, propelled by scramjet engines, integration of the engines and airframe is critical for generation of positive net thrust. To design inlets that integrate well with planar vehicle bodies, a method was developed by Smart to produce rectangular-to-elliptical shape transition inlets. However, these inlets lose their advantage of tight integration when used on nonplanar bodies such as a conical vehicle. In this paper, that design technique is generalized to produce inlets that integrate with arbitrary body shapes. As an example, the design of a body-integrated hypersonic inlet on a winged-cone vehicle is shown, typical of what might be used in a three-stage orbital launch system.
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Institutional Status UQ

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