CHyPS: A High-Order Material Response Solver for Ablative Thermal Protection Systems

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Abstract

Reentry and hypersonic vehicles are exposed to high temperatures during flight that require the use of thermal protection systems to protect the internal structure, payload, and crew. Simulating the response of a thermal protection system to different flight conditions provides time dependent, spatial information for all regions of the material, but such simulations are difficult to perform accurately and can incur large computational expense for geometrically and thermochemically complex materials. In this paper, we present a new high-order material response solver, named the Coupled Hypersonic Protection System (CHyPS) solver, based on the discontinous Galerkin formulation. CHyPS is shown to match results generated using the Porous material Analysis Toolbox based on OpenFOAM (PATO) for standard ablation test cases, including the effects of pyrolysis, ablation, and material recession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA SciTech Forum 2022
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624106316
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2022Jan 7 2022

Publication series

NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period1/3/221/7/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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