Acoustic loads on hypersonic engines (ARC Discovery Project administered by The University of New South Wales) (2017–2019)
This project aims to understand how acoustic loads are generated in supersonic combustion ramjets (scramjets)
to control sonic fatigue in reusable hypersonic vehicles. This knowledge promises to revolutionise flight by
making space access more affordable than it is today. In this project an innovative methodology has been
devised, using advanced experimental, theoretical and numerical techniques, to measure acoustic waves in
scramjets for the first time. The intended outcomes include a new predictive simulation model that will enable the
design of flight-weight reusable hypersonic vehicles. Benefits include reduced cost for access to space and the
ability to design and develop advanced aerospace technology.