Development and Demonstration of a Diode Laser Sensor for a Scramjet Combustor (Mechanical Project)

Hypersonic vehicles, based on scramjet engines, have the potential to deliver inexpensive access to space when compared with rocket propulsion. The technology, however, is in its infancy and there is still much to be learned from fundamental studies.

Flows that represent the conditions inside a scramjet engine can be generated in ground tests using a free-piston shock tunnel and a combustor model. These facilities provide a convenient location for Continue reading

Investigation of Film Cooling Strategies CFD versus Experiments-Potential for Using Reduced Models (Mechanical Project)

The ability and efficiency of today’s gas turbine engines are highly dependent on development of cooling technologies, among which film cooling is one of the most important. Investigations have been conducted towards discovering different aspects of film cooling, utilizing both Continue reading