Skip to content

Electronic Component News: Need for Speed: Neutrons Study Fluid Flow for Hypersonic Flight

One of the grand challenges in aerospace engineering is the development of hypersonic vehicles capable of traveling at or above Mach 5, about 4,000 miles per hour or faster. However, liquid fuel combustion at those speeds and atmospheric conditions is not well understood.

Searching for solutions to supersonic fluid flow behavior, researchers from UT including Associate Professor Zhili Zhang and the US Air Force are using technology at ORNL to get a better understanding of spray dynamics.

Read about their research »