Analysis of spallation products using arc-jet experiments

K. J. Price, J. M. Hardy, C. G. Borchetta, S. C.C. Bailey, A. Martin, F. Panerai

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Experiments were conducted using a hypersonic arc-jet facility to investigate spallation of solid particles ejected off of an ablative thermal protection system material. To do this, samples with different geometries were exposed to high enthalpy environments with different gas concentrations at the same nominal heat flux. Particles ejected from the samples were quantified and tracked using particle tracking velocimetery and the results analyzed to assess the impact of surface shear and oxidation on the rate of spallation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
StatePublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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