Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts.
This paper explores the use of Electromagnetic Radiation as an alternative to combustion in Scramjet-like hypersonic engines. The radiation is absorbed by the flow, heating it and thereby providing an alternative to the heat derived from combustion in the Scramjet. The advantages and disadvantages of this system are explored and theoretical results are presented illustrating typical radiation pathlengths at different frequencies. Suggestions for further theoretical and practical work are also made.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2009|
|Journal||Journal of the British Interplanetary Society|
|Publisher||British Interplanetary Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||MACLEOD, C. 2009. Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society [online], 62(3), pages 99-109. Available from: http://jbis.org.uk/paper.php?p=2009.62.99|
|Keywords||Scramjet; Electromagnetic heating; Electromagnetic activation|
MACLEOD 2009 Electromagnetically activated hypersonic ducts