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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:


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:


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.