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Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-Speed Propulsion Concepts

Date: May 25, 2021 - May 27, 2021
Location: Online
Contact: secretariat@vki.ac.be
Phone: +3223599604

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This ONLINE lecture series is part of the STRATOFLY project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769246.

High-speed civil aviation offers vast opportunities for future aerial transportation. Exploration of stratospheric routes can help relieve already congested flight corridors of today.

STRATOFLY project pledged to investigate the outstanding challenges of hypersonic flight at stratospheric altitudes for civilian aviation by taking into account the technological as well as environmental aspects.

In the framework of the project, VKI offers this lecture series to provide a general overview of the high-speed aviation while deep diving the audience into the major aspect including vehicle design and aerodynamics, experimental and numerical modeling of physics governing propulsion system operation and environmental impact of high-speed vehicle fleets. The event brings world renown experts in their fields under the unique umbrella of VKI lecture series for this 3-day event.  


Tuesday 25/05/2021: Vehicle technologies

08:00 – 08:15 Welcome address

08:15 – 09:30 Hypersonic vehicle design challenges
Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, Boeing, USA

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:15 Hypersonic vehicle design, integration and optimization
Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, Boeing, USA

11:15 – 12:45 Lunch Break

12:45 – 14:00 On-board subsystems design for high-speed aircraft
Prof. Nicole Viola, POLITO, Italy

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:45 Aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic challenges for the design of a hypersonic civil transport
Dr. Marco Marini & Dr. Pietro Roncioni, CIRA, Italy (To be confirmed)

15:45 – 16:00 Closing of the first day

Wednesday 26/05/2021: Scramjet technologies and emissions

09:05 – 09:15 Welcome address for the 2nd day

09:15 – 10:30 Supersonic turbulent combustion physics - a challenge for numerical modelling
Prof. Christer Fureby, LTH, Sweden

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 Experimental investigations on hypersonic combustion in a large-scale high enthalpy short duration facility
Dr. Jan Martinez Schramm, DLR, Germany

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:00 Scramjet flameholder dynamics: the controlling processes from ignition to stable burning
Dr. Timothy Ombrello, AFRL, USA

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45 Challenges in hypersonic propulsion – modeling unstart, flameout and thermal load operability limits
Prof. James Driscoll, UMich, USA

16:45 – 17:00 Closing of the second day

Thursday 27/05/2021: Noise and environmental impact

09:05 – 09:15 Welcome address for the 3rd day

09:15 – 10:30 Impact of a fleet of hypersonic aircraft on atmospheric composition
Dr. Didier Hauglustaine, CNRS, France

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 Climate impact of hypersonic aviation
Prof. Volker Grewe, DLR, Germany / TU Delft, the Netherlands

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:00 Supersonic Jet Noise Phenomena and Crackle
Dr. Charles Tinney, UT Austin, USA and Prof. Woutijn J. Baars, TU Delft, The Netherlands

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45 Johan Steelant, ESA (to be confirmed)
Topic: European journal for hypersonic civilian aviation

16:45 – 17:00 Closing of the lecture series

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    Undergraduate Student 200€
    PhD / Students 600€
    Recognized Universities / Resarch Center 1200€
    Commercial organizations 1440€

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