Title

Thrust Losses in Hypersonic Engines Part 1: Methodology

Abstract

Expressions for the thrust losses of a scramjet engine are developed in terms of irreversible entropy increases and the degree of incomplete combustion. A method is developed that allows the calculation of the lost engine thrust or thrust potential caused by different loss mechanisms within a given flowfield. This method allows the performance-based assessment of the trade between mixing enhancement and resultant increased flow losses in scramjet combustors. An engine effectiveness parameter for use in optimization of engine components is defined in terms of thrust losses.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1997 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.


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