Researcher biography

Dr Will Landsberg's research is primarily concerned with experimental hypersonics and numerical simulation of the flow physics within high Mach number scramjet engines. Will graduated as a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer (Hons I) from the University of Queensland in 2013. He continued his research studies at UQ, graduating with his PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2018. Since Mar 2018, he has been employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland's, Centre for Hypersonics.

Will has extensive experience in the experimental and numerical examination of high Mach number scramjets, exceeding Mach 8 and up to flight speeds of Mach 12. His experimental experience has been obtained primarily through the UQ's T4 free-piston driven shock tunnel, where he has conducted semi-free jet full scramjet engine tests. He has also performed small scale experimentation within UQ's Drummond tunnel. His numerical analysis has been performed primarily utilising two computational codes - UQ's in-house Eilmer4, "a program for the numerical simulation of transient, compressible gas flows in two and three dimensions", as well as the University of Minnesota's aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic simulations software, US3D. Dr Landsberg's current research examines the performance of hydrocarbon fuels within high Mach number scramjets (exceeding Mach 8), and seeks ways to more accurately examine and diagnose combustion performance within impulse facilities.

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