Simulation of heat loads on the CEV orion compression pads during reentry

E. V. Titov, R. Kumar, D. A. Levin, B. P. Anderson, S. A. Bouslog, Reece Neel

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


CFD analyses were performed to estimate the ability of compression pads in a fore-body heat shield thermal protection system (TPS) to survive the high speed reentry heat loads. These analyses are necessary to estimate the heat load acting on the structural elements of the compression pads, such as the ones comprised of the metal alloy Inconel. The analyses included boundary conditions that took into account chemical processes occurring at the vehicle AVCOAT TPS surface. In particular oxidation of the TPS surface was modeled and the influence of the gases released from the TPS due to in-depth pyrolysis processes was considered.

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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