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

Sree Raghunath

This week’s seminar features the research of Mr Sreekanth Raghunath, and will cover ‘N-factors in hypersonic transitional flows’.

More information:
“The linear stability theory based eN method is one of the most widely used methods to predict boundary layer transition in low speed flows, where the N-factor is typically considered to be ~ 9 for a wide range of flow conditions. The N-factor in relation to high speed transitional flows is found to vary significantly (3 < N < 15) between the different ground testing facilities and in flight. A new and simple method has been developed to determine the N-factor at the location of onset of transition. The N-factors obtained using this method have been compared with results reported from experiments conducted in several facilities and from proprietary codes developed at NASA, UMN and DLR and found to match within 5% in most cases.”

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