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.