Accession Number:

ADA473843

Title:

Advances on Propulsion Technology for High-Speed Aircraft. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

VON KARMAN INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS RHODE-SAINT-GENESE (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

The Final Proceedings for Advances in Propulsion Technology for High-Speed Aircraft, 12 March 2007-15 March 2007. The demand for supersonic vehicles is believed to boost in the incoming years. This VKIRTO lecture series will review the current state of the art of high speed propulsion for both airplanes and space launchers. Hypersonic air-breathing vehicles technology benefits and challenges will be discussed, with particular attention to the recent hypersonic activities in the USA. Then recommendations for future technology development will be presented. A series of specific talks will address advanced engine technology cycles, pulsed detonation engines and turbine based cycles. A couple of lectures dedicated to rocket engines will discuss turbomachinery issues and recent developments on materials and the combustion chamber. Afterwards, ramjets. scram jets and dual mode operation will be examined. Dedicated sessions will present the experience acquired in recent years in developing advanced demonstrators in the USA, Russia, Australia and the European Union. In the light of existing environmental concerns, the program will be completed with specific sessions on noise generation from high-speed jets and chemical pollution. The requirements to implement a complete hydrogen technology will be analyzed based on the experience gained in the Cryoplane project. The Directors of this VKIRTO Lecture Series are Prof. G. Paniagua of the von Karman Institute and Prof. J. Steelant of the European Space Agency ESTEC.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Breathing Engines (Unconventional)
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE