Gas Surface Interactions Lab

Student award

December 5th, 2014

Congratulation to Justin Cooper who just won the 1st place in the 2014 Oswald Research and Creativity Competition, Physical & Engineering Sciences category for his paper titled: Flux Matching scheme for the Computation of Accurate Boundary Conditions on a Moving Mesh !!!

New NASA Award!

December 5th, 2014

New NASA award to work on the fundamental properties of heat shields:

New paper in Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

October 29th, 2014

[1] Martin, A. and Boyd, I. D., “Strongly coupled computation of material response and nonequilibrium flow for hypersonic ablation,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 1, January 2015.

New paper in Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer

October 17th, 2014

[1] Weng, H., Bailey, S. C. C., and Martin, A., “Numerical study of geometrical effects on charring ablative arc-jet samples,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 80, January 2015, pp. 570–596.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.09.040

Two new Journal Articles available!

September 20th, 2014

[1] Weng, H. and Martin, A., “Multi-dimensional modeling of pyrolysis gas transport inside charring ablative materials,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2014.

[2] Alkandry, H., Boyd, I. D., and Martin, A., “Comparison of Models for Mixture Transport Properties for Flow Field Simulations of Ablative Heat-Shields,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2014.

New Paper!

March 30th, 2014

Francesco Panerai, Alexandre Martin, Nagi N. Mansour, Steven A. Sepka, and Jean Lachaud. “Flow-Tube Oxidation Experiments on the Carbon Preform of a Phenolic-Impregnated Carbon Ablator”. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2014.
doi: 10.2514/1.T4265

New paper available!

February 11th, 2014

Miller, M. A., Martin, A., and Bailey, S. C. C., “Investigation of the scaling of roughness and blowing effects on turbulent channel flow.” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 55, No. 1675, 2014.

Herald-Leader article

July 23rd, 2013

NASA Award

July 18th, 2013

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Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Reentry Physics

February 13th, 2013

Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Reentry Physics

Fundamentals of Environment-Materials Interactions, Models and Design Approaches to Meet Emerging Space Needs