Scramjet Combustion

Scramjet Combustion

Fundamentals and Advances

1st Edition - August 1, 2022
  • Authors: Gautam Choubey, Manvendra Tiwari
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995658

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Scramjet Combustion: Fundamentals and Advances provides an overview of the basic structure, components, working cycle, and governing equations of scramjet engine technology. Particular attention is paid to efficient air-fuel combustion, looking at both the underlying fundamentals of combustion as well strategies for obtaining optimum combustion efficiency. Methods for reaching the chemically-correct air-fuel ratio, subsequent flame, and combustion stabilization as air enters at supersonic speed are also outlined. Cutting-edge advances in design modifications of scramjet combustors, different fuel injection strategies, as well as current and anticipated challenges are highlighted as well.

Key Features

  • Outlines the fundamentals of scramjet engines including their basic structure and components, working cycle, governing equations, combustion mixing process, and more
  • Presents new design modifications of scramjet combustors and different fuel injection strategies
  • Discusses core topics such as chemical kinetics in supersonic flow, fuel-air mixing methods, strategies for combating combustion difficulties, and others that can be applied to aircraft beyond just scramjets


Academic researchers and aerospace engineers; material scientists and mechanical engineers; Advanced undergrad and graduate students in these areas

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Scramjet Combustion mechanism

    3. Factors affecting the Scramjet Performance

    4. Advances in Scramjet Engine technology

    5. Roadmap for future research

Product details

  • No. of pages: 275
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995658

About the Authors

Gautam Choubey

Gautam Choubey currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management (IITRAM). He holds a Ph.D. in the field of supersonic combustion and for the last 7 years his research has focused on computational fluid dynamics modeling of supersonic compressible flow, with 37 papers published on the topic, 20 of which are related to Scramjet combustion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management (IITRAM), India

Manvendra Tiwari

Professor Tiwari is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Goa India. He holds a PhD in the field of thermal engineering and has a combined 16 years in research, teaching, and industry. His research interests are focused on heat transfer enhancement, heat exchanger performance improvement, vehicle and engine testing, spacecraft technology, and supersonic combustion. He has authored one book, Advances in Heat Transfer Enhancement (2016, Springer).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Goa, India