The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a dynamic regional University committed to developing research solutions that deliver a global impact. With a vision to be a leading discovery partner in priority research areas, USQ aligns its research with regional and global agendas in agriculture and natural resource management, regional development, regional health and wellbeing, engineering, education and digital literacy.
The Hypersonics Group is a small, dynamic group which has Australia’s only long duration hypersonic test facility. The ‘TUSQ’ Ludwieg tube is the core around which the group has been developed. The group is based at the USQ Toowoomba campus. Major activities include facility development, optical diagnostics, hypersonic inlet investigations, supersonic combustion, hypersonic ﬂuid-structure interaction, and ﬁeld measurements of rockets and hypersonic craft re-entering the atmosphere. Our innovative approaches to experimentation in hypersonics are world-leading and have attracted international sponsored research projects.
The student will work on the development of an airbreathing RDE test engine. Particular emphasis will be on the inlet-combustor coupling, and fuel injection schemes. The work will be predominantly experimental, testing in the TUSQ facility, with opportunity for additional numerical investigations. This work will be conducted within ARC DECRA Fellowship held by Dr. Fabian Zander, for the RDE project.