28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
STREAMWISE PORTHOLE FUEL INJECTION FOR BOUNDARY-LAYER COMBUSTION INSIDE A SCRAMJET ENGINE
J. E. Barth, V. Wheatley, M. K. Smart
Univ. of Queensland, Australia
Keywords: scramjets, film-cooling, boundary layer combustion
Previous literature demonstrates that boundary-layer slot injection and combustion of hydrogen significantly reduces engine wall skin friction. However, slot injection is not feasible in a practical engine design. The efficacy of porthole injection behind a backward-facing step is examined, and the spacing requirements for this geometry is defined.
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