Dr Byrenn Birch


Dr Byrenn Birch
NameDr Byrenn Birch
Email Addressbyrenn.birch@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Thermofluids Engineering)
QualificationsBEng USQ, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
AffiliationsInstitute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0625-2455
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland2020

Teaching

ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design

MEC2402 Stress Analysis

MEC4104 Renewable Energy Technology

Fields of Research

  • 400106. Hypersonic propulsion and hypersonic aerothermodynamics
BEng
USQ
2014
PhD
USQ
2020

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Optical diagnostics for remote observations of aerospace phenomenaAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
New hypersonic ground-test methods in the Australian contextAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Development of an Active Restart Mechanism for Hypersonic InletsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2020

Laser-Induced Diaphragm Rupture for Improved Sequencing and Repeatability in a Hypersonic Facility

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2023. "Laser-Induced Diaphragm Rupture for Improved Sequencing and Repeatability in a Hypersonic Facility." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 60 (1), pp. 351-360. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35427

Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Visible and Near-IR Emission Spectroscopy from the Australian Airborne Observation

Birch, Byrenn, Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David, Noller, Lachlan and Payne, Allan. 2022. "Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Visible and Near-IR Emission Spectroscopy from the Australian Airborne Observation." AIAA Aviation Forum 2022. Chicago, United States 27 Jun - 01 Jul 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-3736

Planning and Implementation of the Australian Airborne Observation of Hayabusa2

Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn J. C. and Payne, Allan. 2022. "Planning and Implementation of the Australian Airborne Observation of Hayabusa2." AIAA Aviation Forum 2022. Chicago, United States 27 Jun - 01 Jul 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-3583

Hypersonic Pitching Control Model Development

Stern, Nathan, Buttsworth, David, Choudhury, Rishabh and Birch, Byrenn. 2018. "Hypersonic Pitching Control Model Development." 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference (AIAA 2018). Orlando, United States 17 - 19 Sep 2018 Reston, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-5267

Testing of Ultra Fast Response, Durable Co-axial Thermocouples for High Enthalpy Impulse Facilities

James, Christopher M., Birch, Byrenn J. C., Smith, Daniel R., Cullen, Timothy G., Millard, Theodore, Vella, Samuel, Liu, Yu, Morgan, Richard G., Stern, Nathan and Buttsworth, David R.. 2019. "Testing of Ultra Fast Response, Durable Co-axial Thermocouples for High Enthalpy Impulse Facilities." AIAA Aviation Forum 2019. Dallas, United States 17 - 21 Jun 2019 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-3007

Pressure Fluctuations in a Hypersonic Ludwieg Tube with Free Piston Compression Heating

Birch, Byrenn J. C., Choudhury, Rishabh, Stern, Nathan and Buttsworth, David R.. 2018. "Pressure Fluctuations in a Hypersonic Ludwieg Tube with Free Piston Compression Heating." 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference (AIAA 2018). Orlando, United States 17 - 19 Sep 2018 Reston, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-5266

Focused Laser Differential Interferometry for Hypersonic Flow Diagnostics

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2019. "Focused Laser Differential Interferometry for Hypersonic Flow Diagnostics." Alwahabi, Z. T. and Medwell, P. R. (ed.) 9th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics (IX ACLD). Adelaide, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2019 Adelaide, Australia.

Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Australian Airborne Observation Emission Spectroscopy Calibration and Preliminary Analysis

Birch, Byrenn, Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David, Noller, Lachlan and Payne, Allan. 2022. "Hayabusa2 Capsule Reentry: Australian Airborne Observation Emission Spectroscopy Calibration and Preliminary Analysis." AIAA SciTech Forum 2022. San Diego, United States 03 - 07 Jan 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-2151

Transitional Boundary Layer Measurements in the University of Southern Queensland Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Webb, Alister, Birch, Byrenn, Zander, Fabian and Buttsworth, David. 2022. "Transitional Boundary Layer Measurements in the University of Southern Queensland Hypersonic Wind Tunnel." 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 08 Dec 2022 Australia. University of Sydney.

Mixing of Thermally Stratified Gas in Horizontal Tube Using Shock Waves Research Methodology

Grybko, Maciej, Malpress, Ray, Buttsworth, David, Zander, Fabian and Birch, Byrenn. 2022. "Mixing of Thermally Stratified Gas in Horizontal Tube Using Shock Waves Research Methodology." 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 08 Dec 2022 Australia. University of Sydney.

Heated Barrel Mode for a Hypersonic Ludwieg Tube with Free-Piston Compression: Preliminary Performance

Birch, Byrenn, Malpress, Ray, Saleh, Khalid and Buttsworth, David. 2022. "Heated Barrel Mode for a Hypersonic Ludwieg Tube with Free-Piston Compression: Preliminary Performance." 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 08 Dec 2022 Australia. University of Sydney.

Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry

Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn, Noller, Lachlan, Wright, Duncan, James, Christopher M., Thompson, Matthew, Apirana, Steven, Leis, John, Lobsey, Craig and Payne, Allan. 2021. "Australian rapid-response airborne observation of the Hayabusa2 reentry." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 58 (6), pp. 1915-1919. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35062

Fast-Response transient heat flux measurements in a plasma wind tunnel

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David, Loehle, Stefan and Hufgard, Fabian. 2021. "Fast-Response transient heat flux measurements in a plasma wind tunnel." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2021.121234

Characterisation of the USQ hypersonic facility freestream

Birch, Byrenn J. C.. 2019. Characterisation of the USQ hypersonic facility freestream. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/K26V-8Z18

Time-resolved stagnation temperature measurements in hypersonic flows using surface junction thermocouples

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2020. "Time-resolved stagnation temperature measurements in hypersonic flows using surface junction thermocouples." Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 119, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2020.110177

Measurements of freestream density fluctuations in a hypersonic wind tunnel

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2020. "Measurements of freestream density fluctuations in a hypersonic wind tunnel." Experiments in Fluids: experimental methods and their applications to fluid flow. 61 (7), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-020-02992-w

Trajectory Analysis of the Hayabusa2 Capsule from a Single Airborne Observation

Zander, Fabian, Buttsworth, David R., Birch, Byrenn and Payne, Allan. 2024. "Trajectory Analysis of the Hayabusa2 Capsule from a Single Airborne Observation." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 61 (1). https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35719

Optical aerodynamic measurements of hypersonic free-flight using Bayesian state estimation

Lock, Andrew, Armstrong, Gerard, Hack, Flynn, Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Jahn, Ingo. 2023. "Optical aerodynamic measurements of hypersonic free-flight using Bayesian state estimation." AIAA Aviation 2023 Forum . San Diego, United States 12 202 - 16 Jun 2023 United States. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2023-3713

Improved Surface Temperature Identification Method for Remote Observations of Sample Return Capsules

Birch, Byrenn, Buttsworth, David and Zander, Fabian. 2023. "Improved Surface Temperature Identification Method for Remote Observations of Sample Return Capsules." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35692