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Staged Combustion Cycle Rocket Engine Subsystem Definition for Future Advanced Passenger Transport

Sippel, Martin and Schwanekamp, Tobias and Ortelt, Markus (2014) Staged Combustion Cycle Rocket Engine Subsystem Definition for Future Advanced Passenger Transport. Space Propulsion 2014, 19.5.2014-22.05.2014, Köln, Germany.

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Abstract

DLR’s launcher systems analysis division is investigating since a couple of years a visionary, extremely fast passenger transportation concept based on rocket propulsion. Thanks to the multi-national collaboration, the technical lay-out of the SpaceLiner has now matured to Phase A conceptual design level. Full-flow staged combustion cycle rocket engines with a moderate 15 to 17 MPa range in chamber pressure have been selected as the baseline propulsion system. The expansion ratios of the engines are adapted to their respective optimums required by the stages; while the mass flow, turbo-machinery, and combustion chamber are assumed to remain identical. The paper describes the SpaceLiner 7 propulsion system: • The reference vehicle’s preliminary design, • Main propulsion system definition and architectural lay-out, • Thrust chamber geometries, • Pre-design of different turbomachinery and attached preburners, • Advanced ceramic material fuel- and oxidizer-rich pre-burners and injectors as an alternative to increase lifetime of components. The presented work is including preliminary sizing on component level and first mass estimation data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89208/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Staged Combustion Cycle Rocket Engine Subsystem Definition for Future Advanced Passenger Transport
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Schwanekamp, TobiasTobias.Schwanekamp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ortelt, MarkusMarkus.Ortelt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Stage Combustion Cycle, SpaceLiner, High-speed Passenger Transport, ceramic combustion chamber
Event Title:Space Propulsion 2014
Event Location:Köln, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.5.2014-22.05.2014
Organizer:ESA und Safran
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Behnke, Manuela
Deposited On:19 Jun 2014 11:51
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:46

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