Войти

The Chinese Sodramjet engine will allow you to get anywhere in the world in just two hours

4025
1
0

Sodramjet-engine

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences successfully tested a prototype of a new generation engine in a wind tunnel, which was immediately accelerated to nine speeds of sound. And this is less than half of its potential – according to calculations, with such a power plant, aircraft will be able to fly at speeds of Mach 16, which will make it easy to climb into near space and reach any point on the planet in a matter of seconds. The technology is called "Sodramjet", an abbreviation for "ramjet with an inclined shock wave".

The appearance of Sodramjet was the result of an attempt to solve one of the fundamental problems in the development of ramjet engines. To reduce the weight of the aircraft, the designers decided to remove a very heavy oxygen canister and draw gas directly from the surrounding air. However, it quickly became clear that it is very problematic to achieve a uniform supply of oxygen to the combustion chamber. And the main enemy of engineers was the shock waves that appeared at super speeds, which threatened to destroy the engine.

Sodramjet-engine

Chinese scientists led by Jiang Zonglin implemented what they came up with at NASA back in the 1980s, but then it did not go beyond the theory. They were able to make the same shock waves work in unison with the combustion chamber and push oxygen into it at hypersonic speed. Details of the process are not disclosed, but as they write in the media, "the faster the engine runs, the more efficiently the main hydrogen fuel is burned." The new engine will be much smaller and lighter than the existing gpvrd, and therefore a flight with it across half the world without refueling looks quite real. But this is clearly not the prospect of the near future, the prototype only demonstrates the performance of the technology. The appearance of a full-fledged aircraft Sodramjet engine in China is not yet promised, but it is noted that the world has entered the era of hypersonic flights, so more and more such novelties will appear.

The rights to this material belong to
The material is placed by the copyright holder in the public domain
Original publication
  • The news mentions
Страны
Компании
Проекты
Comments [1]
№1
11.12.2020 05:09
+1
Inform
Do you want to leave a comment? Register and/or Log in
  • Discussion
    Update
  • 08.12 05:42
  • 11
В ЦВО проведен военно-технический эксперимент с применением новых способов противодействия БЛА
  • 08.12 05:02
  • 2
In Japan, the upgraded "Pantsir-S1M" was evaluated
  • 08.12 04:29
  • 39
The National Interest (США): российский танк Т-80 — это не шутка
  • 08.12 00:52
  • 42
The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to international organizations in Vienna Ulyanov called the refusal of AUKUS to provide data on the union abnormal
  • 08.12 00:31
  • 29
Новый «стратег» исправит проблемы российских бомбардировщиков
  • 07.12 23:50
  • 12
"Калашников" создаст на базе АК-308 автомат нового поколения
  • 07.12 23:28
  • 1
Победа СССР без единого выстрела. Почему США свернули проект «Валькирия»
  • 07.12 23:03
  • 1
Turkish air defense was considered capable of surpassing the S-400
  • 07.12 22:25
  • 3
Как российскому автопрому обрести больше свободы от импорта
  • 07.12 22:16
  • 1
The Russian "Flex-C" was called an analogue of the Polish complex
  • 07.12 21:35
  • 33
The United States agrees with Stoltenberg on the inadmissibility of Russia's influence in the issue of NATO expansion
  • 07.12 20:44
  • 3
Tank killer: the work of the PTKM-1R anti-roof mine was shown on video
  • 07.12 20:43
  • 16
Korean aircraft carrier "won back" funding
  • 07.12 19:44
  • 444
Шойгу счел необходимым построить в России еще несколько крупных городов
  • 07.12 19:36
  • 2
Putin signed the law on the powers of Roscosmos in the field of infrastructure construction