Dec 04, 2018
Consarc Engineering Partners with Reaction Engines
Imagine boarding a plane to travel halfway around the world, a journey that would take about 20 hours in a 747, but you reach your destination in a mere four hours, thanks to a hypersonic flight traveling at speeds in excess of Mach 5.
This may sound like science fiction, but such travel will soon be an economical reality powered by SABRE engines.
SABRE™ is a new class of engine under development for propelling both high-speed aircraft and spacecraft. SABRE engines are unique in delivering the fuel efficiency of a jet engine with the power and high-speed ability of a rocket.
Unlike jet engines, which are only capable of propelling a vehicle up to Mach 3, SABRE engines are capable of Mach 5.4 in air-breathing mode—for traveling around the globe, and Mach 25 in rocket mode—allowing orbital access.
SABRE’s blend of traditional jet engine mechanics and rocket propulsion allows for horizontal take-off and landings, enabling future spaceports to accommodate the next generation of aircraft and spacecraft. Furthermore, while most rockets are good only for a single use, SABRE’s unique design permits it to come back to Earth to power another flight—again and again.
After outlining precise specifications, identifying optimal materials and metallurgy, and mapping out a never-before-attempted thermal process, Reaction Engines turned to Consarc Engineering, a subsidiary of USA based Consarc Corporation, with a half-century of experience in vacuum and controlled atmosphere melting. Consarc Engineering, was the only partner in the UK…
To read the full article, please visit ConsarcEng.com.
Mar 18, 2019
Mysteries in Induction Heat Treating: Striping (Striation) Phenomena
Feb 6, 2019