Gas Surface Interactions Lab

3D Animations Provide New Insights into Thermal Protection Materials

May 7th, 2015

http://www.nas.nasa.gov/publications/articles/feature_TPS_panerai.html

New paper!

May 2nd, 2015

New paper just published in the AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer!

[1] 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.
doi:10.2514/1.T4586.

Two new journal papers in the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer

April 19th, 2015

[1] 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.
DOI: 10.2514/1.T4202
[2] 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.
DOI: 10.2514/1.T4576

Dr. Francesco Panerai on IXV

February 11th, 2015

Dr. Francesco Panerai, Research Associate in the research group, is being interview for the IXV re-entry demonstrator:
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-postdoctoral-scholar-contributes-europes-experimental-spaceplane

Two new papers!

January 12th, 2015

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.
DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-0211

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.
DOI: 10.2514/1.T4184

New paper in Int. J. of Heat and Mass Trans.!

January 9th, 2015

A new paper by Nima Nouri and Alexandre Martin has been published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0017931014011491

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:
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/nasa-awards-uk-researcher-500000-early-stage-innovations-grant

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.
doi:10.2514/1.A32847

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