Ram Accelerators

Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Ram Accelerators Held in Sendai, Japan, 16–18 July 1997

  • K. Takayama
  • A. Sasoh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Lecture notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Knowlen, A. Sasoh
      Pages 25-37
  3. Facilities and experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. J. E. Elvander, C. Knowlen, A. P. Bruckner
      Pages 55-64
    3. M. Giraud, J. F. Legendre, M. Henner
      Pages 65-77
    4. F. Seiler, G. Patz, G. Smeets, J. Srulijes
      Pages 79-87
    5. D. L. Kruczynski
      Pages 97-104
    6. X. Chang, S. Matsuoka, T. Watanabe, S. Taki
      Pages 105-109
    7. A. Sasoh, S. Hirakata, J. Maemura, Y. Hamate, K. Takayama
      Pages 111-118
    8. Liu Sen, Z. Y. Bai, H. X. Jian, X. H. Ping, S. Q. Bu
      Pages 119-122
  4. Performance prediction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. D. L. Buckwalter, C. Knowlen, A. P. Bruckner
      Pages 125-134
    3. M. M. Morales, M. A. S. Minucci, J. B. Channes Jr., A. G. Ramos, D. Bastos-Netto
      Pages 135-142
    4. X. J. Wang, E. Spiegler, Y. Timnat
      Pages 143-150
    5. F. Seiler, F. Gatau, G. Mathieu
      Pages 151-158
  5. Starting processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. J. F. Stewart, A. P. Bruckner, C. Knowlen
      Pages 181-188
    3. E. Schultz, C. Knowlen, A. P. Bruckner
      Pages 189-203
    4. J. Maemura, S. Hirakata, A. Sasoh, K. Takayama, J. Falcovitz
      Pages 205-213
  6. Hypersonic blunt body in chemically reacting flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Y. Ju, A. Sasoh, G. Masuya
      Pages 255-262
    3. J. Kasahara, A. Takeishi, H. Kuroda, M. Horiba, K. Matsukawa, J. E. Leblanc et al.
      Pages 263-270
  7. Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. M. R. Kamel, C. I. Morris, A. Ben-Yakar, E. L. Petersen, R. K. Hanson
      Pages 281-294
    3. J. Srulijes, G. Smeets, G. Patz, F. Seiler
      Pages 295-302
  8. Computational fluid dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. J. Y. Choi, I. S. Jeung, Y. Yoon
      Pages 313-323
    3. M. Henner, M. Giraud, J. F. Legendre, C. Berner
      Pages 325-332
    4. M. Rose, U. Uphoff, P. Roth
      Pages 333-339
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 341-345

About these proceedings


Ram accelerators are among the most advanced tools for generating fluid dynamcis data in supersonic reacting systems. They require the combined action of combustion, wave systems and turbulence and are still a serious challenge for physicists and engineers. This book will serve as an introductionary textbook on ram accelerators and gives a thorough overview on research activities, performance modeling and high-pressure detonation dynamics.


Normal computational fluid dynamics fluid dynamics optimization propulsion simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Takayama
    • 1
  • A. Sasoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Shock Wave Research Center Institute of Fluid ScienceTohoku UniversityAoba-ku SendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46878-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46876-6
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