High Mach Number and Total Pressure Flow Conditions for Scramjet Testing

  • D. E. Gildfind
  • R. G. Morgan
  • M. McGilvray
  • P. A. Jacobs
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Introduction

Scramjet-powered access to space is expected to entail flight between Mach 5 and 15, along a dynamic pressure ascent trajectory of up to 2,000 psf (96 kPa) [1]. Scramjet engines typically need to be tested at sub-scale, even in the largest expansion tube facilities, and in these cases pressure-length (p-L) scaling is applied to maintain similarity for many flight parameters, including Reynolds number and binary reaction rates [2].

Keywords

Mach Number Shock Speed High Mach Number Expansion Tube Primary Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Gildfind
    • 1
  • R. G. Morgan
    • 1
  • M. McGilvray
    • 2
  • P. A. Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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