Professor Richard Morgan

Professor

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
r.morgan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53592

Overview

Prof Morgan is the Director of the Centre for Hypersonics, and he lectures in mechanical and aerospace engineering within the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.

He has a strong research record in the development of hypervelocity impulsive facilities on which the UQ Centre for Hypersonics research program is based, including the ‘X’ series of super-orbital expansion tubes, and has extensive experience in hypersonic aero-thermo-dynamics and scramjet propulsion.

Richard Morgan has been developing superorbital ground based facilities for many years, and has collaborative research program with NASA, ESA, Oxford University, Ecole Centrale (Paris) and AOARD in radiating flows, as well as continuing ARC support in this area since 1990, including two current ARC Discovery grants in partnership with European and American partners.

He was involved as a flight team member in the 2010 airborne observation of the Japanese ‘Hayabusa’ asteroid sample return mission, for which he was a co-recipient of the NASA Ames ‘honour’ award for 2010. He regularly gives invited talks in international meetings, and gave a plenary presentation to the AIAA Hypersonic Spaceplanes Conference in San Francisco in April 2011.

Professor Richard Morgan was awarded a 2012 UQ Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision award for encouraging student development through international student exchanges with overseas collaborators, whilst engendering internal cooperation within the study body.

Qualifications

  • DPhil, Oxf.
  • BA, Oxf.

Publications

  • James, C. M., Smith, D. R., McLean, C., Morgan, R. G., Lewis, S. W., Toniato, P., Wei, H. and McIntyre, T. J. (2020). Using optically filtered high-speed imaging to characterise expansion tube operating conditions. Shock Waves doi:10.1007/s00193-020-00948-x

  • James, Christopher M., Gildfind, David E., Morgan, Richard G., Lewis, Steven W. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2020). Experimentally Simulating Giant Planet Entry in an Expansion Tube. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets1-16. doi:10.2514/1.a34457

  • Geraets, Rowland T. Penty, McGilvray, Matthew, Doherty, Luke J., Morgan, Richard G., James, Christopher M. and Buttsworth, David R. (2020). Development of a Fast-Response Diamond Calorimeter Heat Transfer Gauge. 33rd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver Co, Jun 05-09, 2017. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/1.t5688

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Aerocapture is a means of transferring a spacecraft from a hyperbolic to a captive orbit by means of hypervelocity aerodynamic maneuvers. They have great potential to increase the scope of space missions, but have never been tried to date. This project follows on from an initial 2003 study to do an experimental (in X3) and theoretical evaluation of candidate vehicle shapes.

  • Composite rocket modules developed at UQ will be ready for flight testing in 2004, and are expected to reach speeds of about Mach 3. Future applications anticipate using these modules in a multistaged configuration, and reaching hypersonic speeds. This project involves the design of a multistaged rocket, and the analysis of its expected performance

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Gildfind, David, Morgan, Richard G. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2016). Expansion tubes in Australia. Experimental methods of shock wave research. (pp. 399-431) edited by Ozer Igra and Friech Seiler.Basel, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23745-9_13

  • Morgan, R. G. (2001). Free Piston-Driven Reflected Shock Tunnels. Handbook of Shock Waves. (pp. 587-601) edited by Gabi Ben-Dor, Ozer Igra and Tov Elperin.USA: Academic Press.

  • Morgan, R. G. (2001). Free piston-Driven expansion tubes. Handbook of Shock Waves. (pp. 603-622) edited by Gabi Ben-Dor, Ozer Igra and Tov Elperin.San Diego CA USA: Academic Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Geraets, Rowland T. Penty, McGilvray, Matthew, Doherty, Luke J., Morgan, Richard G., James, Christopher M. and Buttsworth, David R. (2020). Development of a Fast-Response Diamond Calorimeter Heat Transfer Gauge. 33rd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver Co, Jun 05-09, 2017. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/1.t5688

  • Ramesh, Ranjini, Morgan, Richard, Ravichandran, Ranjith and Mee, David (2020). Infrared thermography in expansion tubes for Martian entry flows. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 10-12 March 2020. Reston, Virginia :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-2415

  • James, Christopher M., Ravichandran, Ranjith, Smith, Daniel R., Cullen, Timothy G. and Morgan, Richard (2020). Scaled Apollo Heating Testing in a Large Expansion Tube. AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM , Virtual Event, 15-19 June 2020. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-3278

  • James, Christopher M., Liu, Yu and Morgan, Richard (2020). Simulating Uranus Entry in an Expansion Tube. AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM , Virtual Event, 15-19 June 2020. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-3110

  • Stennett, Samuel J., Gildfind, David, Jacobs, Peter, Morgan, Richard, James, Christopher and Toniato, Pierpaolo (2020). The X3R Free-Piston Reflected Shock Tunnel: Australia's New Large-Scale, Long-Duration Hypersonic Testing Capability. 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Montreal, Canada , March 10-12, 2020. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-2447

  • Cullen, T., James, C., Gollan, R. and Morgan, R. (2019). Application of Infrared Thermography in an Expansion Tunnel. 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW32 2019), Singapore, 14-19 July 2019. Singapore :Research Publishing Services. doi: 10.3850/978-981-11-2730-4_0271-cd

  • Collen, Peter L., Doherty, Luke, McGilvray, Matthew, Naved, Imran, Penty Geraets, Rowland T., Hermann, Tobias A., Morgan, Richard G. and Gildfind, David (2019). Commissioning of the T6 Stalker Tunnel. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, San Diego, CA, United States, 7-11 January 2019. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2019-1941

  • Thompson, M., James, C.M. and Morgan, R.G. (2019). Development of a high enthalpy driver in an expansion tube for generating Uranus entry flow conditions. 11th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Gold Coast, Australia, 4-6 December 2019. Gold Coast, Australia :Engineers Australia.

  • Cullen, T. G., James, C. M., Gollan, R. J. and Morgan, R. G. (2019). Development of a total enthalpy and Reynolds number matched Apollo re-entry condition in the X2 expansion tunnel. 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 9-14 July 2017. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_24

  • Andrianatos, Andreas, Gildfind, David and Morgan, Richard G. (2019). Driver condition development for high enthalpy operation of the X3 expansion tube. 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 9-14 July 2017. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_37

  • Thompson, Matthew, James, Christopher M., Lewis, Steven W., Gildfind, David E. and Morgan, Richard G. (2019). Generating 5-km/s low density hypersonic test flows in an expansion tube for studying ultraviolet radiation. 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Singapore, 14-19 July 2019. Singapore :ISSW. doi: 10.3850/978-981-11-2730-4_0337-cd

  • James, Christopher M., Lewis, Steven W., Gildfind, David E., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J. and Liu, Yu (2019). Generating High Speed Earth Re-entry Test Conditions in an Expansion Tube for Interplanetary Return Missions. 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW32 2019), Singapore, 14-19 July 2019. Singapore :Research Publishing Services. doi: 10.3850/978-981-11-2730-4_0424-cd

  • Temme, Nils, James, Christopher M., McIntyre, Timothy, Lewis, Steven W. and Morgan, Richard G. (2019). Hypervelocity boundary-layer flow with high-temperature surface ablation. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum, Dallas, TX United States, 17-21 June 2019. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2019-3135

  • Liu, Yu, Toniato, Pierpaolo, James, Chris, Morgan, Richard and McIntyre, T.J. (2019). Multidimensional effects and self- absorption on spectroscopic observations of Saturn entry radiation. 11th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Gold Coast, Australia, 4-6 December 2019. Gold Coast, Australia :Engineers Australia.

  • Toniato, Pierpaolo, Gildfind, David, Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2019). Optimisation and design of a fully instrumented Mach 12 nozzle for the X3 expansion tube. 31th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Nagoya, Japan, 9-14 July 2017. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-91017-8_108

  • Ramesh, Ranjini, Kelly, Rory, Cullen, Timothy G., Morgan, Richard G. and Mee, David J. (2019). Shock Layer Radiation Measurements at a Mars Entry Condition for Infrared Thermography. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum, Dallas, TX United States, 17-21 June 2019. Reston, Virginia :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2019-3006

  • Apirana, S.F.T., James, C.M., Lewis, S.W., Morgan, R.G. and Zander, F. (2019). Studying post-shock relaxation using a Mach Disk. 11th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Gold Coast, Australia, 4-6 December 2019. Gold Coast, Australia :Engineers Australia.

  • Andrianatos, Andreas, Gildfind, David and Morgan, Richard (2019). Testing a full-scale Hayabusa Model in a large expansion tube. Asia Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2019), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 4-6 December 2019.

  • James, Christopher M., Birch, Byrenn, Smith, Daniel R., Cullen, Timothy G., Millard, Theodore, Vella, Samuel, Liu, Yu, Morgan, Richard G., Stern, Nathan and Buttsworth, David (2019). Testing of Ultra Fast Response, Durable Co-axial Thermocouples for High Enthalpy Impulse Facilities. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum, Dallas, TX United States, 17-21 June 2019. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2019-3007

  • Stennett, S. J., Gildfind, D. E., Jacobs, P. A., Morgan, R. G., James, C. M. and Toniato, P. (2019). The X3R reflected shock tunnel: a new, long-duration operating mode for the X3 expansion tube. Asia Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2019), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 4-6 December 2019.

  • Liu, Yu, James, Christopher M., Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy (2019). Theoretical and experimental study of helium-neon substitution for Saturn entry radiation. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum, Dallas, TX United States, 17-21 June 2019. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2019-3134

  • Donegan, Brian E., Greendyke, Robert B., Ravichandran, Ranjith, Lewis, Steven W., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J. and Apostolov, Zlatomir D. (2018). Experimental analysis of the interaction of carbon and silicon ablation products with expanding hypersonic flows. 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, 2018, Orlando, FL, United States, 17-19 September 2018. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-5325

  • Liu, Yu, James, Christopher M., Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2018). Experimental study of saturn entry radiation with higher amount of diluent in an expansion tube. 12th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 2018, Atlanta, GA United States, 25 - 29 June 2018. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-4070

  • Toniato, Pierpaolo, Gildfind, David E., Andrianatos, Andreas and Morgan, Richard G. (2018). Full free-stream mach 12 scramjet testing in expansion tubes. 36th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2018, Atlanta, GA, United States, 25-29 June 2018. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-3818

  • James, Christopher M., Smith, Daniel R., McLean, Carl, Morgan, Richard G., Lewis, Steven W. and Toniato, Pierpaolo (2018). Improving high enthalpy expansion tube condition characterisation using high speed imagery. 34th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference 2018, Atlanta, GA United States, 25 - 29 June 2018. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-3805

  • Stennett, Samuel J., Gildfind, David E., Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2018). Performance optimization of X3R: A new reflected shock tunnel mode for the X3 expansion tube. 34th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, 2018, Atlanta, GA United States, 25 - 29 June 2018. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2018-3563

  • Gildfind, David and Morgan, Richard G. (2017). A new sliding joint to accommodate recoil of a free-piston driven expansion tube. The 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19-24 July 2015. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_105

  • 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. AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver, CO, United States, 5-9 June 2017. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautic. 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. 33rd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver, Colorado, 5-9 June 2017. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Wei, Han, Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J., Brandis, Aaron M. and Johnston, Christopher O. (2017). Experimental and numerical investigation of air radiation in superorbital expanding flow. 47th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Denver, CO, United States, 5 - 9 June 2017. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2017-4531

  • James, Christopher M., Gildfind, David E., Morgan, Richard G., Lewis, Steven W. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2017). Experimentally simulating gas giant entry in an expansion tube. 21st International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, 6 - 9 March 2017. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2017-2152

  • Wei, H., Morgan, R. G., Sheikh, U. A., Jacobs, P. A., Gollan, R. J. and McIntyre, T. J. (2017). Preliminary experimental investigation of air radiation in super-orbital expanding flow. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19-24 July 2015. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_8

  • James, C. M., Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G., Lewis, S. W. and McIntyre, T. M. (2017). Simulating gas giant entry with increased helium diluent in an expansion tube. 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19-24 July 2015. Cham, Switzerland :Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44866-4_104

  • Gu, Sangdi, Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2017). Study of afterbody radiation during mars entry in an expansion tube. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, United States, 9 - 13 January 2017. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2017-0212

  • Mora-Monteros, Jérémy, Leyland, Pénélope, Hannema, Gwenael, Sheikh, Umar, Fahy, Elise, Morgan, Richard G. and Morgan, Timothy J. (2016). Analysis and rebuilding of experiments on a heated carbon graphite model in the X2 expansion tube. 46th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Washington, DC, United States, 13 - 17 June 2016. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2016-4155

  • Toniato, Pierpaolo, Gildfind, David and Morgan, Richard G. (2016). Current progress of the development of a Mach 12 scramjet operating condition in the X3 expansion tube. 11th International Workshop on Shock Tube Technology, Gottingen, Germany, 30 June -2 July 2016.

  • Toniato, Pierpaolo, Gildfind, David E., Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2016). Development of a new Mach 12 scramjet operating capability in the X3 expansion tube. Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT), Cairns, QLD, Australia, 25 – 27 November 2015.

  • Banerji, Nikhil, Leyland, Pénélope and Morgan, Richard G. (2016). Expansion tunnel ablation testing in venus entry condition. 46th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Washington, DC, United States, 13 - 17 June 2016. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2016-3231

  • Fahy, Elise J., Gollan, Rowan J., Buttsworth, David R., Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2016). Experimental and computational fluid dynamics studies of superorbital earth re-entry. 46th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Washington, DC, United States, 13 - 17 June 2016. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2016-3532

  • Toniato, P., Gildfind, D. E., Jacobs, P. A. and Morgan, R. G. (2016). Extension of the X3 expansion tube capabilities for Mach 12 scramjet testing: flow condition: development and nozzle optimization. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 5-8 December 2-16. Perth, Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Andrianatos, A., Gildfind, D. and Morgan, R. (2016). Preliminary development of high enthalpy conditions for the X3 expansion tube. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 20AFMC, Perth, WA, Australia, 5-8 December 2016. Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Andrianatos, Andreas, Gildfind, David and Morgan, Richard (2015). A study of radiation scaling of high enthalpy flows in expansion tubes. Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 25-27 November 2015.

  • Andrianatos, Andreas, Gildfind, David and Morgan, Richard (2015). A study of radiation scaling of high enthalpy flows in expansion tubes. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 25 – 27 November 2015.

  • Morgan, R., Rees, B., Rutherford, J., Jefferey, M., Sollart, M., Morris, N., Basore, K., James, C., Wei, H., Gu, S., Lewis, S. and Landsberg, W. (2015). Advanced hypersonic vehicle component testing using pre-heated models and infrared scanning. 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT), Cairns, QLD, Australia., 25-27 November, 2015.

  • Lewis, Steven W., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J., Alba, Christopher R. and Greendyke, Robert B. (2015). Comparison of carbon ablative shock-layer radiation with high surface temperatures. 45th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Dallas, TX, United States, 22-26 June, 2015. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-2348

  • Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G. and Sancho, J. (2015). Design and commissioning of a new lightweight piston for the X3 Expansion Tube. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_57

  • Morgan, Richard (2015). Duplication of atmospheric entry in laboratories: what are radiatively coupled flows?. International Planetary Probe Workshop, Cologne, Germany, 15-19 June 2015.

  • Porat, Hadas, Zander, Fabian, Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2015). Emission spectroscopy of a mach disk at Titan atmospheric entry conditions. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July, 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_94

  • Gildfind, D. E., Sancho Ponce, J. and Morgan, R. G. (2015). High Mach Number Scramjet Test Flows in the X3 Expansion Tube. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_58

  • Morgan, Richard (2015). Hypersonics Research in Australia. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA, United States, 25 March 2015.

  • Morgan, Richard G. and Wheatley, Brad J. (2015). Intercontinental rocket plane transport network. 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 6-9 July 2015. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-3538

  • James, C. M., Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G., Lewis, S. W., Fahy, E. J. and McIntyre, T.J. (2015). Limits of Simulating Gas Giant Entry at True Gas Composition and True Flight Velocities in an Expansion Tube. 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Lisbon, Portugal, 2-6 March 2015.

  • Sheikh, U. A., Jacobs, C., Laux, C. O., Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. (2015). Measurements of radiating flow fields in the vacuum ultraviolet. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_104

  • James, Christopher M., Gildfind, David E., Morgan, Richard G., Lewis, Steven W., Fahy, Elise J. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2015). On the current limits of simulating gas giant entry flows in an expansion tube. AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 6 - 9 July 2015. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-3501

  • Jacobs, C. M., McIntyre, T. J., Morgan, R. G., Brandis, A. M. and Laux, C. O. (2015). Radiative heat transfer measurements in low-density titan atmospheres. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, 24–28 September 2012. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/1.T4519

  • Porat, Hadas and Morgan, Richard (2015). Radiative heatflux measurements for Titan atmospheric entry condition in superorbital expansion tunnel. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19-24 July 2015.

  • Fahy, Elise , Buttsworth, David and Morgan, Richard (2015). Scaled earth re-entry experiments in the X2 expansion tube. Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 25 -27 November 2015.

  • Zander, F., Jacobs, P. A., Gollan, R. J. and Morgan, R. G. (2015). Shock standoff on hemi-spherical bodies in hypervelocity flows. International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29), Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_85

  • Morgan, R. G. and Gildfind, D. E. (2015). Shock tube simulation of low Mach number blast waves. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_11

  • Morgan, Richard (2015). Study of ablative systems in expansion tubes. Ablation Workshop, Tullahoma, TN, United States, 21-22 October 2015.

  • McGilvray, Matthew , Doherty, Luke , Morgan, Richard G. and Gildfind, David (2015). T6: The Oxford University Stalker Tunnel. 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Lisbon, Portugal, 2-6 March 2015.

  • McGilvray, Matthew, Doherty, Luke, Morgan, Richard G. and Gildfind, David E. (2015). T6: The Oxford University Stalker Tunnel. International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences, Glasgow, Scotland, 6-9 July 2015. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-3545

  • Morgan, Richard (2015). Transitional and Turbulent Heating in Re-Entry flow, Presentation to the meeting of NATO STO AVT-240 RTG-082 working group on Hypersonic Transition. Hypersonic Transition, Tuscon, Arizona, 26-27 March 2015.

  • James, C .M., Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. (2015). Working towards simulating gas giant entry radiation in an expansion tube. International Symposium on Shock Waves, Madison, WI, United States, 14-19 July 2013. Cham, Switzerland :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16835-7_89

  • Porat, H., Allsop, B. V., Morgan, R. G., Srinath, S., Reddy, K. P. J. and McIntyre, T. J. (2014). Amplifier design for new CNT radiation gauges in expansion tunnels. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8-11 December 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia :RMIT University.

  • Brandis, Aaron M., Laux, Christophe O., Magin, Thierry, McIntyre, Timothy J. and Morgan, Richard G. (2014). Comparison of Titan entry radiation shock-tube data with collisional-radiative models. 40th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Seattle, WA United States, 23 - 26 June 2008. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.. doi: 10.2514/1.T4231

  • Wei, H., Chan, W. Y. K, Jacobs, P. A. and Morgan, R. G. (2014). Computational optimisation and analysis of a truncated hypersonic nozzle for X3 expansion tunnel. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8-11 December 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia :RMIT University.

  • de Crombrugghe, G., Gildfind, D., Zander, F., McIntyre, T. and Morgan, R. (2014). Design of test flows to investigate binary scaling in high enthalpy CO2-N2 mixtures. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8-11 December 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia :RMIT University.

  • Sheikh, Umar A., Lewis, Steve, Wei, Han, Ibrahim, Mohammed, Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2014). Filtered Two-Dimensional Imaging in the X2 Expansion Tube. 6th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, St Andrews, United Kingdom, 24-28 November 2014.

  • James, C. M., Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G., Lewis, S. W., Fahy, E. J. and McIntyre, T. J. (2014). On the limits of simulating gas giant entry at true gas composition and true flight velocities in an expansion tube. 6th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, St Andrews, United Kingdom, 24-28 November 2014.

  • Gildfind, D. E., James, C. M. and Morgan, R. G. (2014). Performance considerations for expansion tube operation with a shock-heated secondary driver. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8-11 December 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia :RMIT University.

  • Fahy, Elise , Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J. and Buttsworth, David R. (2014). Scaled Hayabusa Experiments in the X2 Expansion Tube. 6th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, 24-28 November 2014.

  • James, Christopher, Gildfind, David, Morgan, Richard and McIntyre, Tim (2014). The limits of simulating gas giant entry at true gas composition and true flight velocities in an expansion tube. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 8-11 December 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia :RMIT University.

  • Morgan, Richard G. and David Gildfind (2014). X3 reflected shock tunnel for extended flow duration. The 2014 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Shanghai China, 24-26 September 2014. Amsterdam, The Netherlands :Elsevier.

  • Jacobs, C., MacDonald, M., Zander, F., Morgan, R. and Laux, C.O. (2013). Ablation/radiation studies in the Ecole Centrale plasma torch facility. ATW13: 4th Aerospace Thematic Workshop, Aussois, France, 7-12 April, 2013.

  • MacDonald, M. E., Jacobs, C. M., Laux, C. O., Zander, F. and Morgan, R.G. (2013). Characterization of a 50 kW Inductively Coupled Plasma Torch for use in Testing of Ablative Materials. 7th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 8 - 10 April 2013.

  • Jacobs, Peter, Morgan, Richard, Brandis, Aaron, Buttsworth, David, Dann, Andrew, D'Souza, Mary, Eichmann, Troy, Gildfind, David, Gollan, Rowan, Jacobs, Carolyn, McGilvray, Matthew, McIntyre, Tim, Mudford, Neil, Porat, Hadas, Potter, Dan and Zander, Fabian (2013). Design, operation and testing in expansion tube facilities for super-orbital re-entry. STO-AVT-VKI Lecture Series Radiation and Gas-Surface Interaction Phenomena in High Speed Re-Entry (2013-AVT-218), Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium, 6-8 May 2013.

  • James, Chris, Gildfind, David, Morgan, Richard G., Jacobs, Peter A. and Zander, Fabian (2013). Designing and simulating high enthalpy expansion tube conditions. APISAT 2013: 2013 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Takamatsu, Japan, 20-22 November 2013. Takamatsu, Japan :Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

  • MacDonald, Megan E., Jacobs, Carolyn M., Laux, Christophe O. and Morgan, Richard G. (2013). Measurements of air plasma/ablator interactions in a 50 kW inductively coupled plasma torch. 44th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Diego, United States, 24-27 June 2013. Red Hook, NY, USA :Curran Associates. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-2772

  • Jacobs, Carolyn, MacDonald, M. E., Zander, F., Morgan, R. G. and Laux, C. O. (2013). Radiation in low density hypervelocity flows: application to Titan entry. ARA 2013: 4th International ARA Days, Arcachon, France, 27-29 May, 2013.

  • Sheikh, U. A., Morgan, R. G., McIntyre, T. J. and Laux, C. O. (2013). Re-entry radiative heating studies in vacuum ultraviolet. ATW13: 4th Aerospace Thematic Workshop, Aussois, France, 7-12 April, 2013.

  • James, Christopher M., Gildfind, David E., Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2013). Theoretical validation of a test gas substitution for expansion tube simulation of gas giant entry. 44th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Diego, United States, 24-27 June 2013. Red Hook, NY, USA :Curran Associates. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-2506

  • Sheikh, Umar A., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J. and Laux, Christophe O. (2013). Through surface and across surface vacuum ultraviolet spectral measurements in an expansion tube. 44th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Diego, United States, 24-27 June 2013. Red Hook, NY, USA :Curran Associates. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-2644

  • Porat, Hadas, Sheikh, Umar A., Morgan, Richard G., Eichmann, Troy N. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2013). Vacuum ultraviolet and ultraviolet emission spectroscopy measurements for Titan and Mars atmospheric entry conditions. 44th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 24-27 June, 2013. Red Hook, NY, USA :Curran Associates. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-2647

  • Jacobs, C. M., Sheikh, U. A., MacDonald, M. E., Morgan R. G. and Laux, C. O. (2013). Vacuum ultraviolet radiation studies in a plasma torch facility. EUCASS 2013: 5th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Munich, Germany, 1-4 July, 2013.

  • Jacobs, C. M., Sheikh, U. A., MacDonald, M. E., Laux, C. O. and Morgan, R. G. (2013). Vacuum ultraviolet radiation studies in a plasma torch facility from 170-200 nm. 44th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Diego, United States, 24-27 June 2013. Red Hook, NY, USA :Curran Associates. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-3015

  • Fahy, E. J., Zander, F., Buttsworth, D. R. and Morgan, R. G. (2012). Fast-response pyrometer development for expansion tunnel testing with hot carbon models. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, Vic., Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G., McGilvray, M., Jacobs, P. A., Stalker, R. J. and Eichmann, T. N. (2012). Free-piston driver optimisation for simulation of high Mach number scramjet flow conditions. International Symposium on Shock Waves (28th, ISSW, 2011), Manchester, U. K., 17-22 July 2011. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-25685-1_150

  • Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G., McGilvray, M. and Jacobs, P. A. (2012). High mach number and total pressure flow conditions for scramjet testing. International Symposium on Shock Waves (28th, ISSW28), Manchester, U.K., 17-22 July 2011. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-25685-1_42

  • Zander, F., Jacobs, P. A., Sheikh, U. A., Buttsworth, D. R. and Morgan, R. G. (2012). High speed imaging of X2 expansion tube flows. 30th International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics, Pretoria, South Africa, 16-21 September 2012. Johannesburg, South Africa :University of the Witwatersrand, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering.

  • Zander, F., Jacobs, P. A., Sheikh, U. A. and Morgan, R. G. (2012). High speed imaging of spherical shock standoff in hypervelocity flows. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, Vic., Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Zander, F., Molder, S., Morgan, R. G., Jacobs, P. A. and Gollan, R. J. (2012). High temperature gas effects for converging conical shocks. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, 24 - 28 September 2012. Red Hook, N.Y :Currans. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-5939

  • Zander, F., Morgan, R.G., Sheikh, U.A., Buttsworth, D. R. and Teakle, P. R. (2012). Hot wall testing methodology for impulse facilities. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, 24 - 28 September 2012. Red Hook, N.Y :Currans. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-5953

  • Zander, Fabian, Morgan, Richard G., Molder, Sannu, Jacobs, Peter A., Gollan, Rowan, Porat, Hadas and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2012). Mach disk platform for studying radiating flows. 5th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Barcelona, Spain, 16-19 October 2012. Noordwijk, The Netherlands :ESA Communications .

  • Buttswoth, David, Morgan, Richard and Jenniskens, Peter (2012). Near ultraviolet emission spectroscopy of the Hayabusa re-entry. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, United States, 9-12 January 2012. Reston, VA, U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-1297

  • James, C. M. and Morgan, R. M. (2012). Radiation from simulated atmospheric entry into the gas giants. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Jacobs, C. M., Morgan, R. G., Eichmann, T. N. and McIntyre, T. J. (2012). Radiative heat transfer measurements in a nonreflected shock tube at low pressures. International Symposium on Shock Waves (28th, ISSW28), Manchester, U.K., 17-22 July 2011. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer.

  • Jacobs, C. M., Morgan, R. G., McIntyre, T. J. and Laux, C. O. (2012). Radiative heat transfer measurements in low density titan atmospheres. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, Tours, France, 24 - 28 September 2012. Red Hook, N.Y :Currans. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-5921

  • Gildfind, David E., Morgan, Richard G., McGilvray, Matthew and Jacobs, Peter (2012). Simulation of high mach number scramjet flow conditions using the X2 expansion tube. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, 24-28 September 2012. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-5954

  • Morgan, R. G., Sheikh, U. A. and Gildfind, D. E. (2012). Standing shock formation in a non-reflected shock tube. International Symposium on Shock Waves (28th, ISSW28), Manchester, U.K., 17-22 July 2011. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer.

  • Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2012). Study of hypervelocity non equilibrium flows in impulse facilities. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, United States, 9-12 January 2012. Reston, VA, U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-726

  • Porat, Hadas, Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2012). Study of radiative heat transfer in titan atmospheric entry. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, TAS, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Porat, Hadas, Morgan, Richard G. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2012). Study of radiative heat transfer in titan atmospheric entry. 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), Brisbane, Australia, 23-28 September 2012. United Kingdom :International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS).

  • Sancho, J., Gildfind, D. E., Jacobs, P. A. and Morgan, R. G. (2012). Toward the full CFD Simulation of expansion tubes. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Dann, A. G., Morgan, R. G., Gildfind, D. E., Jacobs, P. A., McGilvray, M. and Zander, F. (2012). Upgrade of the X3 super-orbital expansion tube. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Leyland, Pénélope, McIntyre, Timothy J., Sheikh, Umar, Eichmann, Troy N., Morgan, Richard G., Loehle, Stefan, Hermann, Tobias, De Filippis, Federico, Trifoni, Eduardo and Cillo, Giovanni (2012). VUV radiation measurements for radiation ablation coupling. 5th International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Barcelona, Spain, 16-19 October 2012. Noordwijk, The Netherlands :ESA Communications .

  • Sheikh, Umar A., Morgan, Richard G., Zander, Fabian, Eichmann, Troy N. and McIntyre, Timothy J. (2012). Vacuum ultraviolet emission spectroscopy system for superorbital re-entries. 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Tours, France, 24-28 September 2012. Reston, VA, U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-5807

  • Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G. and Jacobs, P. A. (2012). Vibration isolation in a free-piston driven Expansion tube. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Launceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia :Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.

  • Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J. and Sheikh, Umar (2011). Simulation of radiating flows in impulsive facilities. 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, United States, 4-7 January 2011. doi: 10.2514/6.2011-250

  • D'Souza, M. G., Eichmann, T. N., Potter, D. F., Mudford, N. R., Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. (2010). An experimental investigation of radiation over an ablating stardust model at 9.8 KM/S. 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010, Prague, 27 September - 1 October 2010. Paris, France :International Astronautical Federation.

  • Brandis, A. M., Cruden, B. A., Prabhu, D., Bose, D., McGilvray, M. and Morgan, R. G. (2010). Analysis of air radiation measurements obtained in the EAST and X2 shocktube facilities. 10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., 28 June-1 July 2010. Reston, VA, U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA).

  • Gildfind, D. E., Morgan, R. G., McGilvray, M., Jacobs, P. A., Eichmann, T., Stalker, R. J. and Teakle, P. (2010). Design of lightweight pistons for the X2 and X3 expansion tube free-piston drivers. 17AFMC: 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 5-9 December 2010. Auckland, New Zealand :The University of Auckland.

  • D'Souza, M. G., Creagh, M. and Morgan, R. G. (2010). Design, construction and testing of sounding rocket payloads at the University of Queensland. 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010, Prague, Czech Republic., 27 September 27 - 1 October 2010. Paris, France :International Astronautical Federation.

  • Buttsworth, David R., D'Souza, Mary, Potter, Daniel, Eichmann, Troy N., Mudford, Neil, McGilvray, Matthew, McIntyre, Timothy J., Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2010). Expansion tunnel radiation experiments to support hayabusa re-entry observations. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, USA, 4-7 January 2010. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/6.2010-634

  • Morgan, R. G. (2010). Modeling of radiating flows in the atmospheres of the Gas Giants. 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010, 17AFMC, Auckland, New Zealand, 5 - 9 December 2010. Auckland NZ :University of Auckland, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.

  • Rowan Gollan, Carolyn Jacobs, Jacobs, Peter A., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Timothy J., Macrossan, Michael N., Buttsworth, David R., Eichmann, Troy N. and Daniel Potter (2009). A simulation technique for radiating shock tube flows. 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW26), Gottingen, Germany, 15-20 July. Berlin, Germany :Springer-Verlag Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-85168-4_74

  • Zander, Fabian and Morgan, Richard (2009). Composite scramjet combustor. 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, 19 - 22 October 2009. Reston, VA United States :AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2009-7354

  • Dann, A. G. and Morgan, R. G. (2009). Experimental investigation of the effect of two incident shock waves on a turbulent boundary layer in hypersonic circular duct flows. 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition [Papers], Orlando, FL United States, 5 - 8 January 2009. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Brandis, A., McIntyre, T., Morgan, R. and Jacobs, P. (2009). Overview of radiation intensity measurements on the x2 facility at the university of queensland. 3rd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Heraklion, Greece, 30 September – 3 October 2008. Noordwijk, The Netherlands :European Space Agency.

  • Jacobs, C. M. and Morgan, R. G. (2009). Radiation measurements in rarefied Titan atmospheres. 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, FL, 5 - 8 January 2009. Reston, VA United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2009-1029

  • Morgan, R. G. and Zander, F. (2009). Radiatively cooled scramjet combustor. 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW26), Gottingen, Germany, 15-20 July 2007. Berlin, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-85181-3_55

  • McGilvray, Matthew, Morgan, Richard G. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2009). Scramjet experiments in an expansion tunnel: Evaluated using a quasi- steady analysis technique. 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Bremen, Germany, 19-22 October, 2009. Washington, DC, U.S.A. :AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/1.J050024

  • McIntyre, T. J., Eichmann, T. N., Mallon, M., Potter, D., Brandis, A., Jacobs, C., Morgan, R., Jacobs, P. and Buttsworth, D. (2009). The generation and measurement of high temperature radiating flows in a high enthalpy pulsed facility. 3rd International Workshop: Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Heraklion, Greece, 30 September - 3 October 2008. Noordwijk, The Netherlands :ESA Communication Production Office.

  • Silvester, T. B. and Morgan, R. G. (2008). Skin-friction measurements and flow establishment within a long duct at superorbital speeds. doi: 10.2514/1.32668

  • Morgan, R. G., McIntyre, T. J., Buttsworth, D. R., Jacobs, P. A., Potter, D. F., Brandis, A. M., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, C. M., Capra, B. R., McGilvray, M. and Eichmann, T. (2008). Impulse facilities for the simulation of hypersonic radiating flows. 38th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 23 - 26 June, 2008. Reston, VA, U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2008-4270

  • Brandis, Aaron M., Morgan, Richard G., McIntyre, Tim and Jacobs, Peter A. (2008). Nonequilibrium radiation intensity measurements in simulated titan atmospheres. 26th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Seattle, United States, 23-26 June 2008. Reston, VA, United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronau. doi: 10.2514/6.2008-4136

  • Potter, Daniel F., Gollan, Rowan J., Eichmann, Troy, McIntyre, Tim J., Morgan, Richard G. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2008). Simulation of CO2–N2 expansion tunnel flow for the study of radiating bluntbody shock layers. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA, 7-10 january 2008.

  • Potter, Daniel F., Eichmann, Troy, Brandis, Aaron, Morgan, Richard G., Jacobs, Peter A. and McIntyre, Tim J. (2008). Simulation of radiating CO2–N2 shock layer experiments at hyperbolic entry conditions. 40th Thermophysics Conference, Seattle, Washington State, USA, 23-26 June 2008. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • McGilvray, Matthew, Jacobs, Peter A., Morgan, Richard G. and Ramanah, Dwishen (2007). Boundary Layer Transition in an Expansion Tube at a Low Enthalpy Operating Condition. 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 8 -11 January, 2007. Reston, VA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc..

  • Dann, A. G. and Morgan, R. G. (2007). CFD designed experiments for shock wave/boundary layer interactions in hypersonic ducted flows. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 3-7 December, 2007. Brisbane, Australia :School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • McGilvray, M., Austin, J. M., Sharma, M, Jacobs, P. A. and Morgan, R. G. (2007). Diagnostic Modelling of an Expansion Tube Operating Condition for a Hypersonic Free Shear Layer Experiment. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2-7 December 2007. Brisbane, Australia :School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • Dann, A., Morgan, R. G. and McGilvray, M. (2007). Experimental study of two-dimensional shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interactions. 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW26), Gottingen, Germany, 15-20 July 2007. Berlin & Heidelberg :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-85181-3_74

  • Morgan, Richard, Paull, Allan, Smart, Michael and Stalker, Ray (2007). Hypersonics Research in Australia. 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, 12-15 March 2007. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France :NATO Research and Technology Organisation.

  • Brandis, A. M., Morgan, R. G., Laux, C. O., Magin, T., McIntyre, T. and Jacobs, P. A. (2007). Nonequilibrium radiation measurements and modelling relevant to Titan entry. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2-7 December, 2007. Brisbane, Australia :School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • Eichmann, T., Potter, D., McIntyre, T. J., Brandis, A., Mallon, M., Morgan, R. G. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H. (2007). Radiation measurements in a simulated non-terrestrial atmosphere. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conferences, Gold Coast, Australia, 2-7 December 2007. Brisbane :The University of Queensland.

  • Potter, D. F., Gollan, R. J., Eichmann, T., Jacobs, P. A., Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. (2007). Simulation of CO2–N2 expansion tunnel flow for the study of radiating bluntbody shock layers. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 3-7 December, 2007. Brisbane, Queensland :School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • Zander, F. and Morgan, R. G. (2007). Transient Heat Analysis of a Carbon Composite Scramjet Combustion Chamber. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 3-7 December, 2007. Brisbane, Australia :School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

  • McGilvray, Matthew, Jacobs, Peter A. and Morgan, Richard G. (2006). Simulations of scramjet starting and establishment time in an expansion tunnel. 14th AIAA/AHI International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems Technologies Conference, , , November 6, 2006-November 9, 2006.

  • Brandis, A. M., Gollan, R. J., Scott, M. P., Morgan, R. G. and Jacobs, P. A. (2006). Expansion tube operating conditions for studying nonequilibrium radiation relevant to Titan Aerocapture. 42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, California, USA, 9-12 July 2006. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Brandis, A. M., Buttsworth, D. R., Capra, B. R., Eichmann, T., Gollan, R. J., Jacobs, C. M., Jacobs, P. A., Macrossan, M. N., McGilvray, M., McIntyre, T. J., Morgan, R. G., Potter, D. F., Scott, M. P. and van Diem, D. (2006). Impulse facility simulation of hypervelocity radiating flows. 2nd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, Rome, Italy, 6-8 September 2006. The Netherlands :ESA Publications.

  • Morgan, Richard, McIntyre, Tim, Gollan, Rowan, Jacobs, Peter, Brandis, Aaron, McGilvray, Matthew, van Diem, Dwight, Gnoffo, Peter, Pulsonnetti, Maria and Wright, Michael (2006). Radiation measurements in nonreflected shock tunnels. 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, 5-8 June 2006. Reston, VA, U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Capra, B. R. and Morgan, R G (2006). Radiative and total heat transfer measurements to a Titan Explorer Model. 14th AIAA/AHI Space Plans and Hypersonic and Technologies Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 6-9 November 2006. U.S.A. :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • McGilvray, M, Jacobs, P A and Morgan, R G (2006). Simulations of scramjet starting and establishment time in an expansion tunnel. 14th AIAA/AHI Space Plans and Hypersonic and Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, 6-9 November 2006. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Dann, A. G., Denman, A. W., Jacobs, P A and Morgan, R G (2006). Study of separating compressible turbulent boundary-layers. 14th AIAA/AHI Space Plans and Hypersonic and Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, 6-9 November 2006. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2006-7943

  • Scott, Michael P., Morgan, Richard G. and Jacobs, Peter A. (2005). A new single stage driver for the X2 expansion tube. 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers, Reno, NV USA, 10-13 January 2005.

  • Morgan, Richard G. (2005). Expansion tube investigations of planetary aerodynamics. 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves – ISSW25, Bangalore, India, 17-22 July 2005. Hyderabad, A.P., India :Universities Press (India).

  • Hayne, MJ, Mee, DJ, Gai, SL, Stewart, BS and Morgan, RG (2005). Flow establishment over rearward-facing steps in high enthalpy flows. 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing Peoples R China, Jul 11-16, 2004. BERLIN :SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-27009-6_23

  • McGilvray, Matthew, Teakle, Phillip, Jacobs, Peter and Morgan, Richard (2005). Geometrical Nozzle Design for Wagtail Rocket Motors. 5th Australian Space Science Conference, Melbourne (Hosted by RMIT), September 14 - 16, 2005.

  • Capra, B. R., Leyland, P. and Morgan, R. G. (2005). Heat transfer measurements on the first experimental layer of the FIRE II reentry vehicle in expansion tubes. 5th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Cologne, Germany, 8-11 November 2004. The Nethelands :ESA Publications.

  • Capra, BR, Morgan, RG and Leyland, P (2005). New gauge design to measure radiative heat transfer to a Titan aerocapture vehicle in expansion tubes. 5th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Cologne, Germany, 8-11 November 2004. The Netherlands :ESA Publications.

  • Scott, MP, Jacobs, PA and Morgan, RG (2005). Nozzle development for an expansion tunnel. 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing Peoples R China, Jul 11-16, 2004. BERLIN :SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-27009-6_41

  • McGilvray, M., Morgan, R. G., Paull, A., Abdel-Jawad, M. M., Jacobs, P. A., McIntyre, T. J. and Scott, M. A. (2005). Operating conditions in UQ's impulse facilities for scramjet testing. 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Bangalore, India, 17-22 July 2005.

  • Hayne, M. J., Gai, S. L., Mee, D. J. and Morgan, R. G. (2005). Real gas effects on flows over rearward-facing steps in high enthalpy flows. 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing, China, 11-16 July 2004. Berlin, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-27009-6_36

  • Jacobs, P. A., Silvester, T. B., Morgan, R. G., Scott ,M .P., Gollan, R. J. and McIntyre, T. J. (2005). Superorbital expansion tube operation: estimates of flow conditions via numerical simulation. 43rd AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, United States, 10 - 13 January 2005. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.. doi: 10.2514/6.2005-694

  • Silvester, T. B. and Morgan, R. G. (2004). Computational hypervelocity aerodynamics of a caret waverider. 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Florida, USA, 11-14 July 2004. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.

  • Hayne, M. J., Mee, D. J., Gai, S. L., Stewart, B. S. and Morgan, R. G. (2004). Flow establishment over rearward-facing steps in high enthalpy flows. 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing, China, 11-16 July 2004. Berlin, Germany :Springer.

  • Capra, BR, Morgan, RG and Leyland, W (2004). Heat transfer measurements of the first experimental layer of the fire II reentry vehicle in expansion tubes. 5th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Cologne Germany, Nov 08-11, 2004. 2200 AG NOORDWIJK :ESA PUBLICATIONS DIVISION C/O ESTEC.

  • Silvester, T. B., Morgan, R. G. and Jacobs, P. A. (2004). Skin friction measurements in a duct in the X3 superorbital expansion tube. 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Florida, USA, 11-14 July 2004. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. doi: 10.2514/6.2004-3551

  • Capra, B.R., Leyland, P. and Morgan, R.G. (2004). Subscale testing of the FIRE II vehicle in a superorbital expansion tube. 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., 5 - 8 January 2004. United States :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA.

  • Ramesh R., Kuhn M., Abdel Jawad M.M. and Morgan R.G. (2003). Studies on caret wings at super orbital speeds. 41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2003, Reno, NV, January 6, 2003-January 9, 2003.

  • Inger, G. R., Higgins, C. E. and Morgan, R. G. (2002). A generalized nonequilibrium binary scaling for shock standoff on hypersonic blunt bodies. 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, USA, 14-17 January, 2002. USA :AIAA.

  • Lourel, I., Eichmann, T. N., Isbister, S., Mcintyre, T. J., Houwing, A. F. P. and Morgan, R. G. (2002). Experimental and numerical studies of flows about a Toroidal Ballute. Twenty-Third International Symposium on Shock Waves, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 23-27 July, 2001. USA :ISSW23.

  • Hayne, M. J., Gai, S.L., Hillier, R., Morgan, R. G., Mee, D. J. and Mcintyre, T. J. (2002). Heat transfer and flow behind a rearward facing step in a super-orbital expansion tube. Twenty-Third International Symposium on Shock Waves, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 23-27 July, 2001. USA :ISSW23.

  • Abdel-Jawad, M., Morgan, R. G. and Mee, D. J. (2002). Sonic jump for planetary entry vehicles. 11th AIAA/AAAF International Conference Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies, Orleans, France, 29/09/02-04/10/02. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Morgan, R. G., Abdel-Jawad, M. and Mee, D. J. (2002). Sonic line location in reacting flows. 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, USA, 14-17 January, 2002. USA :AIAA.

  • Abdel-Jawad, M., Mee, D. J., Morgan, R. G. and Chiu, S.H. (2002). Stability tests in superorbital expansion tubes. 11th AIAA/AAAF International Conference Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies, Orleans, France, 29/09/02 - 04/10/02. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Lourel, I., Morgan, R. G. and McIntyre, T. J. (2002). The effect of dissociation on choking of ducted flows. 8th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference 2002, St Louis, MO United States, 24-26 June 2002. AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.2002-2894

  • Stewart, B. S., Jacobs, P.A. and Morgan, R. G. (2002). The starting processes of an expansion tube nozzle. Twenty-Third International Symposium on Shock Waves, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 23-27 July, 2001. USA :ISSW23.

  • Abdel-Jawad, M., Mee, D. J., Morgan, R. G., Jacobs, P.A. and Philpot, J.A. (2002). Transient force measurements at superorbital speeds. Twenty-Third International Symposium on Shock Waves, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 23-27 July, 2001. USA :ISSW23.

  • Wegener, Margaret, Sutcliffe, Mark, Morgan, Richard, McIntyre, Tim and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2001). Diagnostics of A Range of Highly Superorbital Carbon Dioxide Flows. 39th AIAA Aeropspace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, USA, 8-11 January, 2001.

  • Stewart, B. S., Morgan, R. G., Jacobs, P.A., Austin, K.J. and Jenkins, D.M. (2001). Establishment of test conditions in the RHYFL-X facility. 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 8-11 July, 2001. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Gai, S.L., Hayne, M. J., Gardner, A., Morgan, R. G. and Mee, D. J. (2001). Heat transfer behind a step in high enthalpy super-orbital flow. 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA, 8-11 January, 2001. USA :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

  • Morgan R.G. (2000). Development of X3, A superorbital expansion tube. 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000, Reno, NV, January 10, 2000-January 13, 2000.

  • Stewart, B. S., Morgan, R. G., Jacobs, P. A. and Jenkins, D. (2000). The RHYFL facility as a high performance expansion tube for scramjet testing. 21st AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology & Ground Testing, Denver, Colorado, USA, 19-22 June, 2000. Virginia, USA :AIAA.

  • Herbrig, H. H., Morgan, R. G., Littleton, B. and McIntyre, T. J. (1999). Ionisation in hypervelocity flows. 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Imperial College, London, UK, 18-23 July, 1999. Southampton, UK :University of Southampton.

  • Morgan, R. G., Sasoh, A., Littleton, B., Bishop, A., McIntyre, T. J., Hoogland, J. and Gardner, A. (1999). Simulation of ablative mixing layers in superorbital flows. 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Imperial College, London, UK, 18-23 July, 1999. Southampton, UK :University of Southampton.

  • Palmer, R. and Morgan, R. G. (1999). Total radiative and convective heat transfer to re-entry bodies at superorbital velocities. 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Imperial College, London, UK, 18-23 July, 1999. Southampton, UK :University of Southampton.

  • Morgan R.G. (1997). A review of the use of expansion tubes for creating superorbital flows. 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1997, January 6, 1997-January 9, 1997. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Kendall, M. A., Morgan, R. G. and Petrie-Repar, P. J. (1997). A study of free-piston driven double-diaphragm drivers for expansion tubes. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Palmer R.A. and Morgan R.G. (1997). Stagnation point heat transfer in superorbital expansion tubes. 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1997, January 6, 1997-January 9, 1997. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Stalker, R.J., Morgan, R.G. and Paull, A. (1996). A shock tunnel investigation of scramjet performance with partially premixed combustion. Space Plane and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference, 1996, *, 18-22 November 1996. Reston, Virigina :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. doi: 10.2514/6.1996-4534

  • Doolan C.J. and Morgan R.G. (1996). A two stage free-piston driver for expansion tubes. 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1996, Reno, NV, January 15, 1996-January 18, 1996. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Kendall, M. A. and Morgan, R. G. (1994). High performance, compact free piston driver for shock tubes: practical considerations. Proceedings of the 9th National Space Engineering Symposium 1994, Kensington, NSW, Australia, 5-7 September 1994. Institution of Engineers.

  • Neely, A. J. and Morgan, R. G. (1994). Measurement of heating rates for earth entry at 13 kms-1 . AIAA 25th Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference, 1994, Colorado Springs, CO, June 20, 1994-June 23, 1994. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Morgan, RG (1994). Supersonic Combustion Experiments in Free-Piston Reflected Shock Tunnels. Workshop on Combustion, Hampton Va, Oct 12-14, 1992. DORDRECHT :KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL.

  • Sutcliffe, MA, Morgan, RG and Neely, AJ (1993). Expansion Tube Simulation of Martian Hypervelocity Aerodynamics. 8th National Space Engineering Symposium, St Lucia Australia, Sep 20-21, 1993. BARTON :INST ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA.

  • Kendall, MA and Morgan, RG (1993). Nonisentropic Shock Tunnel Driver Concepts. 8th National Space Engineering Symposium, St Lucia Australia, Sep 20-21, 1993. BARTON :INST ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA.

  • Neely, AJ and Morgan, RG (1993). Pushing the Edge of the Groundtesting Envelope - the Superorbital Expansion Tube. 8th National Space Engineering Symposium, St Lucia Australia, Sep 20-21, 1993. BARTON :INST ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA.

  • Doolan, CJ and Morgan, RG (1993). Test-Time Optimization of a Large-Scale Hypervelocity Expansion Tunnel. 8th National Space Engineering Symposium, St Lucia Australia, Sep 20-21, 1993. BARTON :INST ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA.

  • Morgan, RG (1992). A Compound Isentropic Free Piston Driver for Expansion Tunnels. 11th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Hobart Australia, Dec 14-18, 1992. HOBART :UNIVERSITY TASMANIA.

  • Bakos, RJ and Morgan, RG (1992). Axisymmetric Scramjet Thrust Production. 11th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Hobart Australia, Dec 14-18, 1992. HOBART :UNIVERSITY TASMANIA.

  • Bakos, R. J., Morgan, R. G. and Tamagno, J. (1992). Effects of oxygen dissociation on hypcrvelocity combustion experiments. AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 28th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 1992, Nashville, TN, July 6, 1992-July 8, 1992. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.

  • Neely, AJ and Morgan, RG (1992). Flow Measurements and Calibration of a Superorbital Expansion Tube. 11th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Hobart Australia, Dec 14-18, 1992. HOBART :UNIVERSITY TASMANIA.

  • Buttsworth, DR and Morgan, RG (1992). Shock Interactions with Hypersonic Mixing Layers - Steady Flow Analysis and Experiments. 11th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Hobart Australia, Dec 14-18, 1992. HOBART :UNIVERSITY TASMANIA.

  • Morgan, R. G. and Stalker, R. J. (1985). Heat transfer in a hydrogen scramjet model. Third Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer., Unknown, Unknown. Steering Committee of the Third Australasian Conference on Heat.

  • Morgan R.G. and Schultz D.L. (1985). INFRARED SCANNING IN TRANSIENT WIND TUNNELS.. Third Australasian Conference on Heat and Mass Transfer., Steering Committee of the Third Australasian Conference on Heat.

Edited Outputs

  • Peter Jacobs, Peter McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose, Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert ed. (2007). Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 3-7 December, 2007.Brisbane, Qld, Australia :School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Aerocapture is a means of transferring a spacecraft from a hyperbolic to a captive orbit by means of hypervelocity aerodynamic maneuvers. They have great potential to increase the scope of space missions, but have never been tried to date. This project follows on from an initial 2003 study to do an experimental (in X3) and theoretical evaluation of candidate vehicle shapes.

  • Composite rocket modules developed at UQ will be ready for flight testing in 2004, and are expected to reach speeds of about Mach 3. Future applications anticipate using these modules in a multistaged configuration, and reaching hypersonic speeds. This project involves the design of a multistaged rocket, and the analysis of its expected performance

  • Involves the design, construction and testing of a full scale impact attenuation system to protect the Mars gravity payload of 15 mice when they land at Woomera. Suitable for group thesis or design project (Mech 4552).

  • Involves dynamic and thermal analysis of the Mars Gravity reentry capsule. Suitable for group thesis or design project (Mech 4552). May be split into 2 individual projects.

  • Involves the design, construction and testing of a mortar system for deploying the drogue parachute of the Mars gravity return capsule.

  • Expansion tubes use a cascade of shock tubes in series to improve performance over conventional shock tunnels. In general, for 'low' speed applications (less than about 8 km/sec), two tubular sections are optimum.

    However, due to certain restrictions on the operating conditions which are useable, there may be situations where three tubes are better at lower speeds. This thesis invovles a theoretical and experiemntal investigation

    of this effect.

  • Involves the design and construction of all components of a liquid fuel ramjet. Follow on from 2003 flight test at Woomera, October 2003. To be used as project/example material in M&S course work including Aerospace Propulsion, Hypersonics, CFD, Space Enginerring and design. Suitable for group thesis or design project (Mech 4552). Dependent on budget support from School of Engineering.

  • Involves the design and construction of all components of a PDE. Follow on from 2003 flight test at Woomera (postponed), October 2003. To be used as project/example material in M&S course work including Aerospace Propulsion, Hypersonics, CFD, Space Enginerring and design. Suitable for group thesis or design project (Mech 4552). Dependent on budget support from School of Engineering

  • In 2003, a static hybrid rocket was built and tested by a 4th year M&S student. The project will be extended in 2004 to the development of a flight version of the rocket, with the objective of testing at Woomera in 2005. This project could be run as group design (Mech4552) or a group thesis project.

  • In 2003, UQ acquired a large fibre winding machine from ASRI/DSTO which can be used for the fabrication of various highly stressed components, including rocket motors, fuel tanks and fire extinguisher cases. This machine needs to be commissioned, programmed and used to prepare prototype fuel tanks fro the ASRI 'Ausroc 2.5' rocket project. The machine is currently configured for mechanical control, and the project involves conversion to computerised fibre positioning.