Research activities on LOX/CH4-propulsion at the DLR-Institute of Space Propulsion (45 mns)

ONERA Palaiseau

Room Marcel Pierre - 2h00 pm

Speaker : Prof. Dr. Michael Oschwald, Head of Rocket Propulsion Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

A short introduction into the Institute of Space Propulsion in Lampoldshausen and the Department of Rocket Propulsion will be given. Then the research activities on LOX/CH4 propulsion will be presented. The topics include laser ignition, combustion, porous injection, flame visualization, combustion/acoustics interaction, cooling channel heat transfer, O2/H2 chemical kinetics and turbopumps. Finally a short overview on the LUMEN LOX/CH4  engine demonstrator project will be given.

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