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Combustion Experiments Performed Within the LAPCAT I Project – An Overview

Hannemann, Klaus (2009) Combustion Experiments Performed Within the LAPCAT I Project – An Overview. 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 19. Okt - 22. Okt. 2009, Bremen.

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Abstract

The European Commission co-funded research project LAPCAT I - Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies - was performed within the timeframe spring 2005 until spring 2008. The project was coordinated by the European Space Research and Technology Center, ESA-ESTEC and the consortium consisted of 11 partners from industry, research institutions and universities. The objectives of LAPCAT I were to identify and assess critical propulsion technologies required to reduce long-distance flights, e.g. from Brussels to Sydney, to less than 4 hours. Achieving this goal intrinsically requires a new flight regime for commercial transport with Mach numbers ranging from 4 to 8. At these high speeds, classical turbo-jet engines are not feasible and need to be replaced by advanced airbreathing engines. Different combined cycles, i.e. turbine based combined cycles (TBCC) and rocket based combined cycles (RBCC) were evaluated both on fundamental research level and in the framework of vehicle system studies. The research activities of the project were structured in six main technical work packages. In the present paper, a synthesis of the work package related to combustion experiments is given. The research focused on supersonic combustion experiments in a connected tube facility, investigations of a generic supersonic combustion configuration consisting of intake, combustor and exhaust in a free jet facility, shock tube studies of the disintegration process of hydro carbons in high pressure combustion and the investigation of high pressure combustion of liquid oxygen / hydro carbons in a micro combustor.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Combustion Experiments Performed Within the LAPCAT I Project – An Overview
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hannemann, KlausUNSPECIFIED
Date:2009
Status:Published
Keywords:hypersonic combustion LAPCAT EU DLR
Event Title:16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
Event Location:Bremen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19. Okt - 22. Okt. 2009
Organizer:AIAA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Anlagen u. Messtechnik (old)
Location: Köln-Porz , Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Deposited By: Jan Martinez Schramm
Deposited On:18 Dec 2009 13:58
Last Modified:18 Dec 2009 13:58

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