New paper just published in the AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer!
 Davuluri, R. S. C., Zhang, H., and Martin, A., “Numerical study of spallation phenomenon in an arc-jet environment,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, vol. 29, no. 3, 2015.
 Martin, A. and Boyd, I. D., “Modeling of heat transfer attenuation by ablative gases during the Stardust re-entry,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, No. 3, July 2015.
 Weng, H. and Martin, A., “Numerical Investigation of Thermal Response Using Orthotropic Charring Ablative Material,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, No. 3, July 2015.
Dr. Francesco Panerai, Research Associate in the research group, is being interview for the IXV re-entry demonstrator:
Two new papers are available. The first from the AIAA SciTech2015 conference:
Weng, H. and Martin, A., “Numerical Investigation of Geometric Effects of Stardust Return Capsule Heat Shield,” 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Paper 2015-0211, Kissimmee, FL, January 5-9 2015.
The second from the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer:
Martin, A., Boyd, I. D., Cozmuta, I., and Wright, M. J., “Kinetic rates for gas phase chemistry of phenolic based carbon ablator decomposition in atmospheric air,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 2015.
A new paper by Nima Nouri and Alexandre Martin has been published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer:
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 to work on the fundamental properties of heat shields:
 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.
 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.