Separation System Design and Recovery System Design of a Mach Two Free Flying Ramjet

Smith, Logan (2004). Separation System Design and Recovery System Design of a Mach Two Free Flying Ramjet Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Smith, Logan
Thesis Title Separation System Design and Recovery System Design of a Mach Two Free Flying Ramjet
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Not known
Total pages 83
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
The objective of this thesis, shared by four students from the Mechanical Engineering Department was to build and test fly a free flying ramjet. This would be the first of its kind ever attempted at UQ. Since the operating range of a Ramjet begins at supersonic speeds, a launch vehicle would be required to attain these velocities. Hence the ramjet would be attached to the fore body of a Zuni rocket. It was intended that the test flight would be held in conjunction with the ASRI launch campaign in October 2004.

The section covered by this thesis was the separation mechanism and recovery system. The chosen separation mechanism utilized the passive system of fins, deployed after Zuni burn out. The device implements the conservation of momentum for initialisation, experienced during the deceleration of the ramjet. However this concept was never had the chance to be tested on a Zuni. This was due to late design changes and a restriction of time to complete the other components of the ramjet. Without physical testing available, computational simulation was undertaken to model the design. In conjunction with this simulation additional modelling was developed for the recovery system. From these results this concept design was deemed to be suitable for incorporating into future separation systems.
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Keyword Flying Ramjet

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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