Centre for Hypersonics

Every week at the UQ Centre for Hypersonics, we host seminars that explore the research and findings of the academics and PhD students working within the Centre.

We also welcome industry and researchers from other universities who can provide insight into areas within the hypersonics field.

These seminars are held every Thursday from 1pm-2pm in UQ’s Advanced Engineering Building, room 49-502. 

Topics covered may include:

  • Scramjets
  • Combustion
  • Turbines
  • Radiation
  • Propulsion
  • Optics
  • Flight testing
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aerobraking

This week's speaker

Kyle Lynch

This week’s seminar features the research of Kyle Lynch, who will cover ‘High-Speed Fluid Dynamics Experiments at Sandia’.

The seminar is at 12:00pm - 1:00pm in Room 45-204.

More information:

"Experiments play a critical role within a national laboratory for code validation and physical discovery. Two examples are presented of experiments performed at Sandia National Laboratory in a traditional transonic wind-tunnel facility and in a low-pressure shock tube: the first investigates cavity resonances and fluid-structure interactions of a generic store within a cavity, where the acceleration of the store is correlated to cavity modes and coherent flow structures. The second example is the dispersion of dense particle curtains subjected to shock waves, where a common scaling is found and used to improve a computational model."

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Upcoming speakers

Other upcoming seminars will include:


The custodian of the seminar list is currently Dr David Gildfind. For more information about how to present at the UQ Centre of Hypersonics’ weekly seminar series, or to be added to the mailing list for the seminar series, please email David at d.gildfind@uq.edu.au.

Click here to read the seminar SOP