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Aerospace 2018, 5(3), 91;

Conceptual Advanced Transport Aircraft Design Configuration for Sustained Hypersonic Flight

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Design, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, London UB8 3PH, UK
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Received: 30 June 2018 / Revised: 22 August 2018 / Accepted: 24 August 2018 / Published: 1 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Aeroengine)


The conceptual aircraft design and its integration with a combined cycle engine for hypersonic cruise at Mach 8 is documented in this paper. The paper describes the process taken to develop a hypersonic aircraft from a conceptual approach. The discussion also includes the design and CFD analysis of the integrated combined cycle engine. A final conceptual hypersonic transport aircraft with an integrated combined cycle engine was achieved through this study. According to the analysis carried out, the aircraft is able to take-off and land at the airports it is intended to be used and will be able to generate enough thrust to sustain hypersonic cruise at an altitude of 30 km. View Full-Text
Keywords: hypersonic aircraft; CFD; preliminary design hypersonic aircraft; CFD; preliminary design

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Alkaya, C.; Alex Sam, A.; Pesyridis, A. Conceptual Advanced Transport Aircraft Design Configuration for Sustained Hypersonic Flight. Aerospace 2018, 5, 91.

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