Fluid-structural interaction of vehicle integrated porous material with fuel injection

Achieving appreciable thrust for both cruise and accelerating flight in scramjet engines is only half the solution for a viable engine. Equally important, is the design and validation of a vehicle structure capable of withstanding the sustained high thermal loads, and the resulting thermally induced structural stresses. This project focuses on quantifying composite material mechanical and thermal properties at temperatures representative of hypersonic flight conditions, simulating the thermal-structural response of a vehicle manufactured from tailored porous material with and without fuel injection, and experimentally confirming the material response using ground-based testing.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Dr Bianca Capra