Experimental investigation of a three-dimensional scramjet engine at mach 12

Wise, Dylan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2015). Experimental investigation of a three-dimensional scramjet engine at mach 12. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3650


Author Wise, Dylan J.
Smart, Michael K.
Title of paper Experimental investigation of a three-dimensional scramjet engine at mach 12
Conference name International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
Conference location Glasgow, Scotland
Conference dates 6-9 July 2015
Convener AIAA
Proceedings title 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
Journal name 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2015
Series 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2015
Place of Publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.2514/6.2015-3650
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781624103209
Total pages 21
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Next generation scramjet based launch systems require air-breathing propulsion to operate in the hypervelocity regime. Performance data at these conditions is currently scarce due to limitations of ground facilities, materials and the cost of flight experiments. This paper details the results of a hypervelocity test of a hydrogen-fueled, full flowpath, rectangular-to-elliptical shape-transitioning (REST) scramjet engine in the T4 Stalker Tube. Various fueling configurations were tested including inlet only and combined inlet/combustor injection. The engine demonstrated robust combustion at a condition equivalent to Mach 11.8 at 38.3 km altitude without the need for ignition aids.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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