Design, Build and Testing of an Intake System for a Solid Fuel Ramjet

Van Diem, Dwight (2004). Design, Build and Testing of an Intake System for a Solid Fuel Ramjet Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Van Diem, Dwight
Thesis Title Design, Build and Testing of an Intake System for a Solid Fuel Ramjet
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Richard Morgan
Total pages 137
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
This thesis presents an in-depth design of a supersonic inlet for use on a Mach 2 ramjet, dubbed the ‘TF1000’, while this paper will concentrate specifically on the intake design it was part of a combined thesis project to design, build and test a solid fueled ramjet. Due to the size and complexity of such a device, it was broken into four sections; intake, structure and nozzle, combustion and finally data acquisition. Starting with the theory behind how supersonic inlets work so as to give a bit of a background into a lot of the design choices made throughout the project. The paper then branches off into several different areas and covers every aspect of taking an initial design through to a stage of completion where it can be tested. Several other areas not specifically related to the intake system itself but crucial to the overall success of a large scale integrated system like this one are also discussed. Finally, a post-flight analysis as well as a few future recommendations is presented to provide an idea as to how well the chosen design worked and any possible changes that could be made to better improve the intake system.
Keyword Solid Fuel Ramjet

Document type: Thesis
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