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, (2014).
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.
July 23rd, 2013
February 13th, 2013
Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Reentry Physics
Fundamentals of Environment-Materials Interactions, Models and Design Approaches to Meet Emerging Space Needs
February 9th, 2012
The 5th Ablation Workshop will be held right here, in Lexington, KY, from Feb. 28th to March 1st. More information can be found here: ablation2012.engineering.uky.edu
October 24th, 2011
Dr. Ioana Cozmuta, from NASA Ames, will be giving a seminar, as part of the William Maxwell Reed seminar series. More info here: Abstract and Bio (PDF)
October 18th, 2011
From the NASA NIX server:
Aerodynamic Heating and Deceleration During Entry into Planetary Atmospheres. Dr. Chapman’s lecture examines the physics behind spacecraft entry into planetary atmospheres. He explains how scientists determine if a planet has an atmosphere and how scientists can compute deceleration when the atmospheric conditions are unknown. Symbols and equations used for calculations for aerodynamic heating and deceleration are provided. He also explains heat transfer in bodies approaching an atmosphere, deceleration, and the use of ablation in protecting spacecraft from high temperatures during atmospheric entry. [Entire movie available on DVD from CASI as Doc ID 20070030962. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org]
Aerodynamic Heating and Deceleration During Entry into Planetary Atmospheres