Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Bade Shrestha

Second Advisor

William Liou


The Scramjet Combustion Lab Test Section Manufacturing Project is a cutting-edge effort to design and build a university lab-capable scramjet engine. The test section will be capable of replicating combustion aspects of a scramjet engine including heat, airspeed, and fuel mixture. This project is a key part of the effort to go from a concept to a physical functional Scramjet Combustion test bench, and it involved the design and manufacture of the key parts of a ground-based scramjet system including the nozzle and combustion section. The design process involved input from previous groups, research, simulations, new designs, and preparation for manufacturing. The design process also involved materials selection as well as 3D printing for rapid prototyping. Once the finalized design was ready for production, the key parts were crafted through various means including plasma cutting, machining, and welding. The result is a presentable Scramjet Combustion Lab Test Section capable of producing Mach 1.5 flow with the proper equipment, and more importantly, bringing the overarching goal a leap closer to fruition.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted