The science of scramjet propulsion (2013–2015)

We will produce laboratory test conditions that simulate the highest speeds at which scramjets might eventually fly, and develop the underlying scientific knowledge required to reach the ultimate limits of the viable flight envelope. The significance of the work lies in the family of advanced flight vehicles which will be enabled by the knowledge and experimental validation which will be gained, and the reinforcement of Australia's world leading position in hypersonics. The primary outcomes will be fundamental technical understanding of how the mixing, ignition and combustion processes occur and can be controlled at high Mach numbers, and an extensive data base of experimental data at conditions not previously obtainable.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council