28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-11.4.1
THERMAL NON-EQUILIBRIUM EFFECTS IN RADICAL FARMING SCRAMJETS
R. M. Gehre, V. Wheatley, R. R. Boyce
Univ. of Queensland, Australia
Keywords: thermal non-equilibrium, hypersonic flow, scramjet, computational fluid dynamics
The importance of thermal non-equilibrium effects in radical farming scramjets is investigated. For a total enthalpy of 4.17MJ/kg, temperature differences between equilibrium and non-equilibrium simulations are noticeable. Non-equilibrium simulations predict translational temperatures in hot pockets that are up to 200K higher than those from the equilibrium case.
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