Numerical Simulation of Super-Detonative Ram Accelerator; Its Shock-Induced Combustion and Oblique Detonation

  • Jeong-Yeol ChoiEmail author
  • In-Seuck Jeung
Part of the Shock Wave Science and Technology Reference Library book series (SHOCKWAVES, volume 10)


Hypersonic propulsion has been subjected to an intense research for the future propulsion. Various techniques have been proposed to replace the existing techniques. Most of them are chemical propulsion system, in which combustion plays a vital role in heat addition and its conversion to kinetic energy. The Ram Accelerator [1, 2], (referred to as RamAc), a ramjet-in-tube concept, is a propulsion concept based on using the Shock-Induced Combustion (SIC) to accelerate the projectile to a very high velocity. In a Ram accelerator, a projectile travels at supersonic speed in a launch tube, filled with a premixed fuel-oxidizer mixture


Detonation Wave Separation Bubble Reaction Front Oblique Shock Normal Shock 
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Heat Release Parameter


Induction Distance


Oblique Detonation Wave


Oblique Shock Wave


Normal Detonation Wave


Super detonative Combustion Ram Accelerator


Shock Boundary Layer Interaction


Super detonative Combustion Ram Accelerator


Shock Standoff Distance


Shock-Induced Combustion


Thrust Coefficient


Zeldovich, von Neumann and Döring Model



Authors appreciate greatly P. Pradeep Kumar for editing the manuscript with great care. Authors also thank to F. Seiler and O. Igra and for suggesting this great opportunity, reading the manuscript and giving corrections.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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