Effects of water phase change on the material response of low-density carbon-phenolic ablators

Ali D. Omidy, Francesco Panerai, Jean R. Lachaud, Nagi N. Mansour, Alexandre Martin

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Abstract

A study is conducted to investigate effects of water phase change on the material response of low-density carbon-phenolic ablators. It is demonstrated that the thermal response of porous carbon/phenolic ablators, more specifically the heat transfer, can be significantly altered by the water content of the material. Evidence of the presence of water due to the formation of H2O as a result of the decomposition of phenolic resin has been observed during experimental analysis of gaseous products resulting from phenolic decomposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-477
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of thermophysics and heat transfer
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science

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