Who are we?
Hypersonic aerodynamics has been a major research activity at The University of Queensland over the last 20 years.
The researchers in this group have been active internationally during that period, and have been involved in collaborative research programs with about 20 universities and research organisations around the world.
In November 1997 the University of Queensland Centre for Hypersonics was formally established jointly between the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Physics.
Objectives of the Centre
The objectives of the CENTRE FOR HYPERSONICS are
- to provide visible international leadership in the centre's areas of expertise in hypersonics,
- to maintain a high level of activity in both fundamental and applied research,
- to provide graduate and undergraduate training opportunities of the highest international standards and
to play a pivotal role as collaborators in major international projects.
Areas of expertise
- Development of hypervelocity test facilities
- SCRAMjet propulsion (experiment, analysis and design)
- Rocket flight testing
- Aerothermodynamic experimentation and analysis
- Advanced instrumentation for aerodynamic measurements
- Computational fluid dynamic analysis of hypervelocity flows
- Optical diagnostics for hypervelocity superorbital flows
Where do hypersonics graduates end up?
You can see where graduates from the Centre for Hypersonics are currently employed from our Graduates page. Also of interest may be a 2009 interview with a graduate from one of the groups with whom we collaborate - Dr. Adam Rasheed from the T5 group at Caltech.
Fluids Discussion Group
Fluids Discussion Group seminars are held each week at 1pm in room 45-104. At each session a member of staff or postgraduate student undertaking research in the general area of fluid mechanics at UQ or a visiting researcher chooses a topic for discussion and makes a presentation. Topics are varied and the discussions are quite informal. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. If you wish to be added to the list of speakers, contact David Mee.
The current schedule for discussion leaders is available at:
CENTRE FOR HYPERSONICS Reference Database
The Centre maintains a database of references relevant to hypersonics. Copies of selected papers, reports, etc. are cataloged and stored in room 45-207. The database is maintained online and can be accessed by members of the Centre via the password-controlled site at:
CENTRE FOR HYPERSONICS Wiki
The Centre maintains a Wiki site for sharing resources withing the group. The Wiki site can be accessed by members of the Centre via the password-controlled site at:
CENTRE FOR HYPERSONICS Presentation Template
A PowerPoint template for presentations from the CENTRE FOR HYPERSONICS
is available here