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Presentation
Simulation of Flow-tube Oxidation on the Carbon Preform of PICA
52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2014)
  • Huaibao Zhang, University of Kentucky
  • Haoyue Weng, University of Kentucky
  • Alexandre Martin, University of Kentucky
Abstract

The oxidation of carbon fibers at high temperature is a subject of great interest in atmospheric re-entry science. To correctly evaluate the parameters involved, and test oxidation models, it is necessary to use a combination of flow and material solver. This works presents the full three-dimensional, implicit coupling of a computational fluid dynamics and material response solver, with the goal of reproducing the results of a series of flow-tube experiments recently performed. Results are presented for the geometry of interested, using a simplified numerical setup. This effort is the part of an ongoing project to develop a fully coupled system that solves fluid dynamics and material response under atmospheric entry conditions.

Keywords
  • Flow-tube Oxidation,
  • Carbon fiber,
  • PICA,
  • Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator,
  • Fluid dynamics,
  • Material response
Publication Date
January, 2014
Citation Information
Huaibao Zhang, Haoyue Weng and Alexandre Martin. "Simulation of Flow-tube Oxidation on the Carbon Preform of PICA" 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexandre_martin/48/