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Hypersonic flight, reaching speeds beyond Mach 5, presents unique thermal challenges that demand innovative solutions. From heat transfer and aerodynamic heating to material degradation and thermal management, these challenges require specialized thermal protection systems, sophisticated thermal management systems, and durable materials. At the cutting edge of science and technology, we embrace these challenges as opportunities to push the boundaries of what is possible and bring the exciting potential of hypersonic flight to reality.

Hypersonic leading edges are subject to extreme temperatures. UCF works on internal and external highspeed flows. Here, a novel sCO2 impingement cooling scheme is studied to ensure safe travel beyond Mach 5.