The 3rd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science and Technology
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Invited Speakers
Dr Michael Smart
Hypersonix Launch Systems
Modern Developments in the Design of Hypersonic Inlets
Hypersonic inlet designs have developed through a range of geometric configurations, from axi-symmertric, to two-dimensional to fully three-dimensional. The key to modern designs is to take advantage of the benefits of three dimensionality in ways that satisfy broader constraints such as capability, efficiency and startability. This talk will discuss current ideas in this area.
Dr. Andrew J. Brune
NASA Langley Research Center
Arc-jet Overview, Modeling, and Uncertainty for Hypersonic Material Environmental Test and Evaluation
Arc-jet test facilities are crucial for testing high-temperature material systems while simulating heating and flow environments experienced in atmospheric entry and hypersonic flight. This presentation will briefly provide background on simulation parameters and the unique capability of arc-jet facilities. The primary portion of the presentation will provide a general overview of an arc jet, including components, how it works, instrumentation, and types of testing. Technical challenges and considerations will also be discussed related to arc-jet modelling and uncertainties.
Dr. Sandy Tirtey
Director of Rocket Lab Australia
Rocket Lab’s HASTE vehicle – Electron for Hypersonic Flight Test
HASTE is a suborbital testbed launch vehicle derived from Rocket Lab’s heritage Electron rocket. HASTE provides reliable, high-cadence flight test opportunities needed to advance hypersonic and suborbital system technology development.
Prof. Zonglin Jiang
Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Theories and Technologies of Detonation-driven Hypervelocity Shock Tunnels
Prof. Isaac Boxx
RWTH Aachen University
Laser Diagnostics for the Study of Highspeed Vehicles
Laser imaging diagnostics offer a revolutionary way to experimentally isolate the effects of turbulence and chemistry in highspeed flows (both internal and external). The technical challenges and specialized infrastructure required to perform such measurements at flight-relevant conditions put the task well beyond the capabilities of the most combustion research laboratories. This talk will present some of the challenges and recent advances in the development of laser and optical diagnostics for highspeed propulsion systems.
Dr. Gerald Hagemann
TBC (but related to reusability of launcher stages)
Prof. Ming Dong
Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Impact of surface roughness on hypersonic boundary-layer transition: from asymptotics to numerics
Surface roughness would influence hypersonic boundary-layer transition through the local receptivity and local scattering mechanisms, which are formulated by the high-Reynolds-number asymptotic analysis. The asymptotic theory is confirmed to be accurate by numerics, which leads to a transition-prediction model for hypersonic boundary layers with surface imperfections.