Extension of the X3 expansion tube capabilities for Mach 12 scramjet testing: flow condition: development and nozzle optimization

Toniato, P., Gildfind, D. E., Jacobs, P. A. and Morgan, R. G. (2016). Extension of the X3 expansion tube capabilities for Mach 12 scramjet testing: flow condition: development and nozzle optimization. In: 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, (). 5-8 December 2-16.

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Author Toniato, P.
Gildfind, D. E.
Jacobs, P. A.
Morgan, R. G.
Title of paper Extension of the X3 expansion tube capabilities for Mach 12 scramjet testing: flow condition: development and nozzle optimization
Conference name 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Conference location Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Conference dates 5-8 December 2-16
Convener Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Proceedings title 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Place of Publication Perth, Australia
Publisher Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 4
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper presents recent work to develop a new Mach 12 condition in the X3 expansion tube, which has required several upgrades to the facility. To suit the new condition, a new contoured hypersonic Mach 12 nozzle has been designed. The nozzle includes wall pressure sensors and heat transfer gauges and the nozzle inlet has been designed to allow integration with an instrumented Pitot rake. These additional diagnostics allow for more accurate characterisation of flow properties and to evaluate the performances of the nozzle. The condition is currently being developed using a 1D numerical code, along with state-by-state analytical techniques. The result of this analysis will be detailed in this paper. Preliminary results show that this Mach 12 scramjet condition, equivalent to a flight on a 50 kPa dynamic pressure ascent trajectory, is within the operating capabilities of the X3 expansion tube.
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Created: Thu, 12 Jan 2017, 21:28:42 EST by Pierpaolo Toniato on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering