Development and application of a charring ablator thermal response model

R. Kumar, E. V. Titov, D. A. Levin, Brian P. Anderson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A new generic thermal protection system material response model was developed and applied to study the AVCOAT generated blowing rates at different altitudes along a typical Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) trajectory. The Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) flow simulations were performed to estimate the heat flux into AVCOAT coated heat shield. To demonstrate the model, the pyrolysis gases generation rate was computed at different times along a CEV trajectory. The model blowing rates were compared with available data as well as with PICA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2011 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

Publication series

Name42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference


Other42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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