Dr Tristan Vanyai

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
t.vanyai@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51813

Overview

Dr Tristan Vanyai's research interests are in the fields of hypersonic propulsion and aerodynamics, combustion visualisation and laser diagnostics, using both experimental and numerical techniques.

Dr Vanyai received his Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Queensland in 2018, after completing a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree from Monash University in 2012.

His research focuses on fundamentals of hypersonic propulsion through the scramjet cycle. Robust combustion within low intake compression scramjets is a key technology enabler for hypersonic accelerator vehicles, and can be achieved through utilising techniques such as radical farming or thermal compression. Dr Vanyai is examining the improvements to scramjet combustion due to thermal compression through experiments in the T4 Stalker Tube facility using advanced optical techniques and comparison with results from numerical simulations.

Research Interests

  • Hypersonic Propulsion and Aerodynamics
  • Combustion Visualisation
  • Laser Diagnostics

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Science, Monash University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Bricalli, Mathew, Brieschenk, Stefan and Boyce, Russell R. (2018) Scramjet performance for ideal combustion processes. Aerospace Science and Technology, 75 215-226. doi:10.1016/j.ast.2017.12.021

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Grieve, Sam, Street, Oliver, Denman, Zachary, McIntyre, Timothy, Veeraragavan, Anand, Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael (2018). Fundamental scramjet combustion experiments using hydrocarbon fuel. In: 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA SPACE Forum, Orlando, FL, United States, (). 17–19 September 2018. doi:10.2514/6.2018-5201

  • Vanyai, Tristan , Bricalli, Mathew , Sopek, Tamara , Brieschenk, Stefan , McIntyre, Timothy J. and Boyce, Russell (2015). An experimental investigation of a thermal compression scramjet with OH imaging. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2015. 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3610

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Bricalli, Mathew, Brieschenk, Stefan and Boyce, Russell R. (2018) Scramjet performance for ideal combustion processes. Aerospace Science and Technology, 75 215-226. doi:10.1016/j.ast.2017.12.021

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Grieve, Sam, Street, Oliver, Denman, Zachary, McIntyre, Timothy, Veeraragavan, Anand, Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael (2018). Fundamental scramjet combustion experiments using hydrocarbon fuel. In: 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA SPACE Forum, Orlando, FL, United States, (). 17–19 September 2018. doi:10.2514/6.2018-5201

  • Vanyai, Tristan , Bricalli, Mathew , Sopek, Tamara , Brieschenk, Stefan , McIntyre, Timothy J. and Boyce, Russell (2015). An experimental investigation of a thermal compression scramjet with OH imaging. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2015. 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3610

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Grieve, Sam, Street, Oliver, Denman, Zachary, McIntyre, Timothy, Veeraragavan, Anand, Wheatley, Vincent and Smart, Michael (2018). Fundamental scramjet combustion experiments using hydrocarbon fuel. In: 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA SPACE Forum, Orlando, FL, United States, (). 17–19 September 2018. doi:10.2514/6.2018-5201

  • Geraets, Rowland T. Penty, McGilvray, Matthew, Doherty, Luke J., Morgan, Richard G., James, Christopher M., Vanyai, Tristan and Buttsworth, David R. (2017). Development of a fast-response calorimeter gauge for hypersonic ground testing. In: 33rd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference. AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver, CO, United States, (). 5-9 June 2017. doi:10.2514/6.2017-3238

  • Geraets, Rowland T. Penty, McGilvray, Matthew, Doherty, Luke J., Morgan, Richard G., James, Christopher M., Vanyai, Tristan and Buttsworth, David R. (2017). Development of a fast-response calorimeter heat transfer gauge for hypersonic ground testing. In: 33rd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, 2017. 33rd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver, Colorado, (). 5-9 June 2017.

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Brieschenk, Stefan and McIntyre, Timothy J (2017). OH imaging in a non-uniform, hydrogen-fueled scramjet engine. In: A.R. Masri, M. Cleary, M. Dunn, A. Kourmatzis, E.R. Hawkes, S. Kook and Q.N. Chan, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017. 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, Australia, (). 10-14 December 2017.

  • Vanyai, Tristan , Bricalli, Mathew , Sopek, Tamara , Brieschenk, Stefan , McIntyre, Timothy J. and Boyce, Russell (2015). An experimental investigation of a thermal compression scramjet with OH imaging. In: 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 2015. 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, (). 6-9 July 2015. doi:10.2514/6.2015-3610

  • Banerjee, Sanchito, Vanyai, Tristan, Wang, Zhongjie, Baur, Bernhard and Holzapfel, Florian (2014). L1 augmentation configuration for a lateral/directional manoeuvre of a hypersonic glider in the presence of uncertainties. 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.

  • Vanyai, Tristan, Bricalli, Mathew, Brieschenk, Stefan and Boyce, Russell R. (2014). Quasi-one-dimensional investigation of combustion processes on scramjet performance. 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. doi:10.2514/6.2014-2786

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