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A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines.

Macleod, C.; Gerrard, C.E.

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C. Macleod

C.E. Gerrard



Abstract

This paper reviews work on two aspects of scramjet and similar ducted hypersonic propulsion. The first of these is air-fuel mixing techniques - the problem of mixing is considered the most intractable in scramjet design. The second aspect is the use of innovative techniques to supplement mixing or provide an alternative to combustion altogether. The paper outlines the mixing problem and reviews both classic treatments and newer, more innovative, work. In the light of this it also outlines conclusions and points out gaps in current knowledge and areas where more research is needed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2016
Journal Journal of the British Interplanetary Society
Print ISSN 0007-084X
Publisher British Interplanetary Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 4
Pages 116-126
Institution Citation MACLEOD, C. and GERRARD, C.E. 2016. A review of air-fuel mixing and alternative methods in scramjets and scramjet-like engines. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 69(4), pages 116-126. Available from: http://www.jbis.org.uk/paper/2016.69.116
Keywords Scramjet; Mixing; Hypersonic; Propulsion; Spaceplane; Literature review
Publisher URL http://www.jbis.org.uk/

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