This book presents a step-by-step methodology for the design of ramjet engines. It explores ramjet combustion, provides guidelines on how to size the engines, and discusses performance analysis.
The book begins with an introduction to ramjet design, including fundamental definitions in the field. It then discusses ramjet engine performance, and fuels which can be used. Several types of ramjet engines are then explored, and guidelines for their design are presented, including flame holders, injectors, and combustors. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of the types of materials which should be used for ramjet engines.
This book is of interest to engine designers and engineers, researchers, and graduate students, as it collates research in a succinct, clear guide to the issue of designing ramjet engines.
Presents a thorough guide to the design of ramjet engines
Explains how to improve performance through material use, fuel type, and sizing
Offers a succinct, focused analysis of ramjet combustion in the 21st century
Professor Antonella Ingenito is a professor in propulsion at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He worked for nine years at the European LAPCAT and LAPCAT 2 project dealing with a M=4 and M=8 vehicle for hypersonic transport of passengers.
Introduction.- Fundamental Definitions of Ramjet Engines.- Ramjet Engines Performance.- Ramjets Fuels.- Flameholders Design Guidelines.- Injectors Design Guidelines.- Combustor Design Guidelines.- Igniter Design Guidelines.- Material Selection for Ramjet Engines.