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Ramjet Part 2 - Engine Cycle and Thrust

I have finally figured out that WordPress supports LaTeX, so that makes putting in endless streams of equations much easier!

The ideal ramjet engine operates on a Brayton Cycle which is characterised by constant pressure combustion followed by expansion of the combustion products to near ambient pressures. 761 more words


Ramjet Part 1

The basis for all the rocketry and wind tunnel posts discussed  previously are primarily for the development of a micro-ramjet engine. For now I have gone as far as I can on the supersonic wind tunnel and the design has more or less been finalised, all the tunnel wall contours for the test sections are complete and plans have been drawn. 2,259 more words


Supersonic Wind Tunnel part 1

Previously I had mentioned the use of water flow to simulate supersonic flow, however after having done some research I’ve abandoned this approach for now in favour of building a supersonic wind tunnel. 1,364 more words


"Yesterday's" Comic> Transformers Spotlight: Ramjet

Transformers Spotlight: Ramjet

IDW Publishing (November, 2007)

WRITER: Stuart Moore

ARTIST: Robby Russo

COLORIST: Josh Burcham


LETTERER: Chris Mowry

EDITORS: Chris Ryall & Andrew Steven Harris 335 more words

Yesterday's Comics

This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles | Popular Science


See? This is what I’m talking about with the F-22 Raptors not being able to fly effectively through 2060. A ramjet air-to-air superiority missile that can detect and shoot down 5th Gen stealth aircraft.

How Japan Could Sink China's Navy in a War: Ramjet Missiles

A new anti-ship missile promises to give a tremendous boost to the Japan Self Defense Force’s ability to deter naval aggression. The missile, known as XASM-3, can travel at speeds of Mach 3, evading missile defenses to sink enemy surface ships. 946 more words