Innovative approaches to fuel-air mixing and combustion in airbreathing hypersonic engines.
This paper describes some innovative methods for achieving enhanced fuel-air mixing and combustion in Scramjet-like spaceplane engines. A multimodal approach to the problem is discussed; this involves using several concurrent methods of forced mixing. The paper concentrates on Electromagnetic Activation (EMA) and Electrostatic Attraction as suitable techniques for this purpose - although several other potential methods are also discussed. Previously published empirical data is used to draw conclusions about the likely effectiveness of the system and possible engine topologies are outlined.
MACLEOD, C. 2013. Innovative approaches to fuel-air mixing and combustion in airbreathing hypersonic engines. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 66(5/6), pages 178-189.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jun 30, 2013|
|Online Publication Date||Jun 30, 2013|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Jul 30, 2013|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 30, 2013|
|Journal||Journal of the British Interplanetary Society|
|Publisher||British Interplanetary Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Scramjet; Mixing; EMA Controlled compression mixing; Flow driven fuel system|
MACLEOD 2013 Innovative approaches to fuel-air
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