Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hypersonic Realm

I'm Arun (Aire) another aviation and aircraft enthusiasts like you, a day dreamer most likely.This my first blog posting in which I would like to share my ideas with you.

Hyper-sonic commercial jetliners.

Yup! Definitely Awesome.

I know this sounds fictional and weird to some of you,when things like fuel ,air frame etc comes in mind. Unfortunately Concord and TupolevTu-144 both have been retired and grounded due to huge operational cost and pollution; no supersonic commercial jets has flown since these two legendary aircraft. 

The Legend

Alright lets keep off all those and talk about speed again, not supersonic; hyper-sonic this time ,speed 5 times and more (5+ Mach) of sound ie: New York to India (12600KM) in just few minutes!! Exciting ah !! 

Well that could be pushing technology to its limits.Lets keep it unlimited.Introducing masters of speed -  RAMJET and SCRAMJET.


Both are types of experimental engine designed for speeds greater than that of sound.They are jet engines with no moving parts,relying on the enormous pressures created by supersonic airflow into the engine to ignite fuel without needing the compressors and turbines used in turbofan engines found on conventional jet planes.

In a ramjet ,the combustion chamber-where the air mixed with fuel and ignited -only works at subsonic speeds.So intakes slows the air down ,releasing some of its energy as a shock wave ,but this reduces fuel efficiency.

The scramjet is an innovation on the ramjet in which the combustion chamber is specially designed to operate with supersonic airflow. Scramjet is simply an acronym for supersonic combustion ramjet.

Let's wait till this Fantasy become Reality .

Thank you for your time .Appreciate your comments!!!

Until Next time.


1 comment:

  1. Nice one Aire. Its really Informative..Expecting more from you.