Professor Michael Smart

Professor

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.smart@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53783

Overview

Prof Michael Smart’s research interests are in: Hypersonic aerodynamics, scramjets, compressible fluid flow.

Professor Smart, who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) at UQ in 1985 and Master of Engineering Science at UQ in 1987, was awarded a PhD at the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, in 1995.

He was appointed an Associate Professor in the Centre for Hypersonics in 2005 after spending 10 years as a research scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia.

He is the chief investigator on the five-year National and International Research Alliances partnership collaboration between UQ, the Queensland Government, Boeing, USAF and DSTO to conduct scramjet-related flight tests as part of the HiFIRE program.

As head of UQ's HyShot Group, Professor Smart leads scramjet related research within the Centre for Hypersonics, with particular emphasis on flight applications.

He received the 2012 International Congress for Aeronatucs (ICAS) Von Karman Award for International Co-operation in Aeronautics.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • PhD (Aeronautics & Astronautic), Polytyechnic (USA)

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Alesi, Hans, Paull, Allan, Smart, Michael and Bowcutt, Kevin G. (2015). A concept for the HiFIRE 8 flight test. In: Proceedings of 22nd ESA symposium on European rocket and balloon programmes and related research. 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Tromso, Norway, (401-408). 7-12 June 2015.

  • Wise, Dylan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2015). Experimental investigation of a three-dimensional scramjet engine at mach 12. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3650

  • Doherty, Luke J., Smart, Michael K. and Mee, David J. (2015). Experimental testing of an airframe-integrated three-dimensional scramjet at Mach 10. In: AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3196-3207). 16– 20 June 2014. doi:10.2514/1.J053785

  • Ridings, Andrew N. and Smart, Michael K. (2015). Investigation of the flow establishment of pre-combustion shock trains in a shock tunnel. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3505

  • Doherty, Luke J., Smart, Michael K. and Mee, David J. (2015). Measurement of three-components of force on an airframe integrated scramjet at Mach 10. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3523

  • Barth, James E., Wise, Dylan J., Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael K. (2015). Tailored fuel injection for performance enhancement in a Mach 12 scramjet engine. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (1-37). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3614

  • Brieschenk, Stefan, Pontalier, Quentin, Duffaut, Alexandre, Denman, Zachary J., Veeraravagan, Anand, Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael K. (2014). Characterization of a spark ignition system for flameholding cavities. In: 45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference. 45th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference 2014, Atlanta, United States, (). 16-20 June 2014. doi:10.2514/6.2014-2242

  • Denman, Zachary J., Brieschenk, Stefan, Veeraragavan, Anand, Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael K. (2014). Experimental design of a cavity flameholder in a Mach 8 Shape-Transitioning Scramjet. In: 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States, (1-11). 16-20 June 2014. doi:10.2514/6.2014-2953

  • Doherty, Luke J., Smart, Michael K. and Mee, David J. (2014). Experimental testing of an airframe integrated 3-D scramjet at true mach 10 flight conditions. In: AIAA AVIATION 2014 -19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA AVIATION 2014 -19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2014, Atlanta, GA, United States, (). 16-20 June 2014. doi:10.2514/MHYTASP14

  • Chan, Wilson Y. K, Razzaqi, Sarah A., Smart, Michael K. and Wise, Dylan J. (2014). Freejet testing of the 75%-scale HIFiRE 7 REST scramjet engine. In: 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States, (). 16-20 June 2014. doi:10.2514/6.2014-2931

  • Barth, James E., Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael K. (2014). Inlet fuel injection in a mach 12 shape-transitioning scramjet. In: Proceedings of: 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014. 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, National Harbor, MD, United States, (1-26). 13-17 January 2014. doi:10.2514/6.2014-1159

  • Forbes-Spyratos, S., Jahn, I. H., Preller, D. and Smart, M. (2014). Inverse simulation for hypersonic vehicle analysis. In: 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Atlanta, GA, United States, (1-19). 16-20 June 2014. doi:10.2514/6.2014-2954

  • Landsberg, W. O., Barth, J. E., Veeraragavan, A., Wheatley, V. and Smart, M. K. (2014). Tailored fuel injection within a Mach 12 shape transitioning scramjet. In: Harun Chowdhury and Firoz Alam, Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (288.1-288.4). 8-11 December 2014.

  • Glass, David E., Capriotti, Diego P., Reimer, Thomas, Kutemeyer, Marius and Smart, Michael (2014). Testing of DLR C/C-SiC and C/C for HIFiRE 8 scramjet combustor. In: 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2014, Atlanta, GA, United States, (). 16-20 June 2014.

  • Preller, Dawid, Smart, Michael K., Banerjee, Sanchito and Creagh, Michael (2013). Longitudinal control strategy for hypersonic accelerating vehicles. In: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2013: Proceedings. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Boston, United States, (6485-6502). 19-22 August 2013. doi:10.2514/6.2013-5238

  • Bode, C., Eggers, T. and Smart, M. (2013). Numerical generation of a flush air data system for the hypersonic flight experiment HIFiRE 7. In: Andreas Dillmann, Gerd Heller, Hans-Peter Kreplin, Wolfgang Nitsche and Inken Peltzer, New results in numerical and experimental fluid mechanics VIII : contributions to the 17th STAB/DGLR Symposium Berlin, Germany 2010. 17th STAB/DGLR Symposium Berlin, Germany 2010, Berlin, Germany, (101-108). 9 - 10 November 2010. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35680-3_13

  • Petty, David J., Wheatley, V. and Smart, M. K. (2012). A parametric study of oxygen enriched scramjet combustion. In: Wayne Short and Iver Cairns, Proceedings of the 11th Australian Space Science Conference. 11th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra, Australia, (327-338). 26 - 29 September 2011.

  • Aagon, A., Abeynayake, D. and Smart, M. (2012). Applicability of viscous and inviscid flow solvers to the hypersonic REST inlet. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Doherty, Luke J., Smart, Michael K. and Mee, David J. (2012). Design of an airframe integrated 3-D scramjet and experimental results at a Mach 10 flight condition. In: Proceedings of the 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, (1-17). 24 - 28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5910

  • Preller, David and Smart, Michael K. (2012). Design of an minimum trim hypersonic airbreathing accelerator vehicle. In: 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, (255-272). 24 - 28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5825

  • Razzaqi, Sarah A., Bode, Christoph, Eggers, Thino and Smart, Michael K. (2012). Development of functional relationships for air-data estimation using numerical simulations. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, TAS, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

  • Barth, James E., Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael K. (2012). Effects of ethylene combustion in a hypersonic turbulent boundary layer. In: Wayne Short and Iver Cairns, Proceedings of the 11th Australian Space Science Conference. 11th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra, Australia, (313-325). 26 - 29 September 2011.

  • Wilson Chan, Mee, David J., Smart, Michael K. and Turner, James J. (2012). Effects of flow disturbances from cross-stream fuel injection on the drag reduction by boundary layer combustion. In: Proceedings of the 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, (1-16). 24-28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5889

  • Barth, James E., Wheatley, Vincent, Smart, Michael K., Petty, David J. and Basore, Kevin D. (2012). Flow physics inside a shape-transitioning scramjet engine. In: Proceedings of the 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, (). 24-28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5888

  • Wise, Dylan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2012). Forced transition of hypervelocity boundary layers. In: 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, (). 24 - 28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5866

  • Roberts, M. E., Smart, M. K. and Frost, M. A. (2012). HIFiRE 7: design to achieve scientific goals. In: 8th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. 8th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, (). 24-28 September 2012. doi:10.2514/6.2012-5841

  • Bowcutt, Kevin, Paull, Alan, Dolvin, Douglas and Smart, Michael (2012). HIFiRE: an international collaboration to advance the science and technology of hypersonic flight. In: ICAS 2012 CD-ROM Proceedings. 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (65-76). 23-28 September 2012.

  • Barth, James E., Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael K. (2012). Streamwise porthole fuel injection for boundary-layer combustion inside a scramjet engine. In: I. Grant, ICAS 2012 CD-ROM Proceedings. 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), Brisbane, Australia, (2934-2941). 23 - 28 September 2012.

  • Jazra, Thomas and Smart, Michael K. (2011). Design methodology for the airbreathing second stage of a rocket-scramjet-rocket launch vehicle. In: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 17th AIAA international space planes and hypersonic systems and technologies conference 2011. 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, San Francisco Bay, CA., USA, (). 11-14 April 2011. doi:10.2514/6.2011-2377

  • Razzaqi, Sarah A., Jazra, Thomas, Smart, Michael K. and Ferguson, Thomas (2011). Optimisation of scramjet-assisted access-to-space vehicles using oxygen enrichment. In: Wayne Short and Iver Cairns, Proceedings of the 10th Australian Space Science Conference. 10th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), Brisbane, Australia, (67-78). 27-30 September 2010.

  • Chan, W. Y. K., Mee, D. J., Smart, M. K., Turner, J. C. and Stalker, R. J. (2010). Boundary layer combustion for viscous drag reduction in practical scramjet configurations. In: I. Grant, 27th International Congress of The Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2010), Nice, France, (1-10). 19-24 September 2010.

  • Jazra, Thomas and Smart, Michael (2010). Comparison of two optimisation approaches for the design of hypersonic airbreathing accelerators. In: Wayne Short and Iver Cairns, Proceedings of the 9th Australian Space Science Conference. 9th Australian Space Science Conference, Sydney, Australia, (163-174). 28-30 September, 2009.

  • Gollan, Rowan J. and Smart, Michael K. (2010). Design of modular shape-transitioning inlets for a conical hypersonic vehicle. In: Proceedings of the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, United States, (1-15). 4-7 January 2010.

  • Buttsworth, David R. and Smart, Michael K. (2010). Development of a Ludweig tube with free piston compression heating for scramjet inlet starting experiments. In: 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2010. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, United States, (2010-0588.1-2010-0588.6). 4-7 January 2010.

  • Petty, D., Smart, M. K., Wheatley, V. and Razzaqi, S. A. (2010). Simulation of hypervelocity scramjet combustion with oxygen enrichment. In: Wayne Short and Iver Cairns, 10th Australian Space Sciences Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 27-30 September 2010.

  • Eggers, Thino, Silvester, Todd B., Paull, Allan and Smart, Michael K. (2009). Aerodynamic design of hypersonic re-entry flight HIFiRE 7. In: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference; [papers]. 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, (). 19 - 22 October 2009. doi:10.2514/6.2009-7256

  • Jazra, Thomas and Smart, Michael (2009). Development of an aerodynamics code for the optimisation of hypersonic vehicles. In: 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, (1-14). 5 - 8 January 2009.

  • Turner, J. C. and Smart, M. K. (2009). Experimental investigation of inlet injection in a scramjet with rectangular to elliptical shape transition. In: Klaus Hannemann and Friedrich Seiler, Shock Waves: 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Volume 2. 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW26), Deutsches Theater, Gottingen, Germany, (1117-1122). 15-20 July 2007. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85181-3_52

  • Andrew N. Ridings and Michael K. Smart (2009). Experimental studies of divergent supersonic circular combustors. In: 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, FL, USA, (2009-1425 - 1-2009-1425 - 14). 5-8 January 2009.

  • Smart, M. K. and Suraweera, M. V. (2009). HIFiRE 7: Development of a 3-D scramjet for flight testing. In: Hypersonics 2009: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference (2009). Hypersonics 2009: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, (). 19-22 October 2009.

  • Smart, M. K. and Moule, Y. (2009). Performance analysis of a Mach 12 REST scramjet at off-design conditions. In: Hypersonics 2009: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference (2009). Hypersonics 2009: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, (). 19-22 October 2009.

  • Thomas Jazra and Michael Smart (2009). Preliminary design of an integrated scramjet-powered accelerator. In: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Online Conference Proceedings. 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, (AIAA 2009-7418-1-AIAA 2009-7418-13). 19-22 October 2009.

  • Razzaqi, Sarah A. and Smart, Michael K. (2009). Shock tunnel experiments on oxygen enrichment in a hydrogen fuelled scramjet. In: Hypersonics 2009: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference (2009). Hypersonics 2009: 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, (). 19-22 October 2009.

  • Turner, James C. and Smart, Michael K. (2008). Application of radical farming to a 3-D scramjet at Mach 8. In: 2008 AIAA Meeting Papers on Disc. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, U.S.A, (). 7-10 January, 2008.

  • Smart, Michael (2008). Scramjets. In: Advances on Propulsion Technology for High-Speed Aircraft. AVT-150 RTO AVT/VKI Lecture Series held at the von Karman Institute, Brussels, Belgium, (9-1-9-38). 12-15 March, 2008.

  • Suraweera, Milinda and Smart, Michael (2008). Shock tunnel experiments with a Mach 12 REST scramjet at off-design conditions. In: 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2008. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, USA, (). 7-10 January, 2008.

  • Razzaqi, S. A., Smart, M. K. and Weidner, N. (2007). Analysis of Scramjet Flight Trajectories with Oxygen Enrichment. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (303-307). 2-7 December 2007.

  • Morgan, Richard, Paull, Allan, Smart, Michael and Stalker, Ray (2007). Hypersonics Research in Australia. In: Advances on Propulsion Technology for High-Speed Aircraft: Papers presented during the AVT-150 RTO AVT/VKI Lecture Series. AVT-150 RTO AVT/VKI Lecture Series: Advances on Propulsion Technology for High-Speed Aircraft, Von Karmen Institute for Fluid Mechanics, Rhode St. Genese, Belgium, (11-1-11-30). 12-15 March 2007.

  • Smart, Michael K. and Ruf, Edward G. (2006). Free-jet Testing of a REST Scramjet at Off-Design Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference. 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, San Francisco, California, (2006-2955-1-2006-2955-12). 5-8 June 2006.

  • Smart, M K and Tetlow, M R (2006). Orbital delivery of small payloads using hypersonic airbreathing propulsion. In: 14th AIAA/AHI Space Plans and Hypersonic and Technologies Conference. 14th AIAA/AHI Space Plans and Hypersonic and Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, (1-17). 6-9 November 2006.

  • Hass, Neal E., Smart, Michael K. and Paull, Allan (2005). Flight Data Analysis of HyShot 2. In: Proceedings of the 13th AIAA/CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems Technologies Conference. 13th AIAA/CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems Technologies Conference, Capua, Italy, (2005-3354-1-2005-3354-17). 16-20 May 2005.

  • Star, Jason B., Edwards, Jack R. Jr., Smart, Michael K. and Baurle, Robert A. (2005). Numerical Simulation of Transient Scramjet Combustion in a Shock Tunnel. In: Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, (2005-428-1-2005-428-18). 10-13 January 2005.

  • Smart, M. K. and Trexler, C. A. (2004). Mach 4 performance of hypersonic inlet with rectangular-to-elliptical shape transition. In: Journal of Propulsion and Power. 41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, (288-293). 6th - 9th Jan 2003. doi:10.2514/1.1296

  • Trexler, C. A. and Smart, M. K. (2003). X-43C Inlet Development and Testing. In: Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Meeting. 2003 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Meeting, Antlers Adam’s Mark Hotel; The Aerospace Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO, (). 1-5 December 2003.

  • Smart, Michael K. and White, Jeffery A. (2002). Computational Investigation of the Performance and Back-Pressure Limits of a Hypersonic Inlet. In: Proceedings of the 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., (2002-0508-1-2002-0508-20). 14-17 January 2002.

  • Capriotti, D. P., White, J. A., Smart, M. K., Gallimore, S. D., Ferleman, P. G., Cutler, A. D. and Messitt, D. G. (2002). Experimental and analytical performance characterization of the aerojet cascade fuel injector. In: Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Meeting, Destin, Florida, (). 8-12 April 2002.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision