Supersonic Transports – Past, Present and Future



报告题目Supersonic Transports – Past, Present and Future

时 间:2019年3月21日(周四)10:00-11:00

报告人:Tony Hays (飞机总体设计专家,美国) 

地 点: 明故宫校区A18-526教




The first supersonic flight was in 1947, but with the notable exception of Concorde, passenger-carrying aircraft are still constrained to subsonic flight. The presentation covers four topics.  1) The Challenges of Supersonic Flight: discussion of wave drag, sonic boom, propulsion, and configuration design. 2) First Generation SSTs: development and operation of the Anglo-French Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144, and development of the Boeing 2707. 3) Second Generation Studies: U.S. technology development for potential competition to Concorde. 4) The Future:  development of the X-59 Quiet SST experimental aircraft, and supersonic passenger-carrying concepts that are currently under development. One of these concepts may be successful.


Tony Hays has worked in the aerospace industry for over 50 years, having joined Bristol Siddeley Engines (which later became part of Rolls-Royce) in 1962 as an apprentice. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University in the UK, and an S.M. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He worked at Lockheed Martin for 30 years, mostly in aircraft conceptual design. Designs he has worked on include a vertical takeoff airliner (Hawker Siddeley 133/141), Lockheed L1011 derivatives, supersonic transports, and a single stage to orbit scramjet-powered aircraft (National AeroSpace Plane). He has also been involved in other areas of aircraft design and operation, including aeroacoustics, flight crew training (Lockheed C-130J), flight manual development (C-130J and Lockheed C-5M), and market development (De Havilland Canada DHC-7). He has taught classes in aircraft design at several universities in the United States and China.