Flow physics of porous wall fuel injection for scramjet combustion and drag reduction (2012–2014)

Combining experiments and numerical simulations, this project will explore the fundamental phenomena and range of applicability of scramjet fuel injection through advanced porous high temperature materials - potentially transformational technology for simultaneous thrust production, drag reduction and thermal protection for sustained scramjet flight. Advances in scramjet propulsion, a niche area of Australian excellence, rely on such research to explore the limits of the technology, which promises safer, more reliable and economical access to space. The research will thus contribute to Australia's international space credentials, and in turn to secure and assured access to the space-based applications upon which we heavily depend.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Emeritus Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council