KY EPSCoR State Match: RID4: Subproject RIDG-19-002: Influence of Heat Transfer on Volumetric Oxidation of Thermal Protection Systems

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Abstract: The proposed research will focus on improving the understanding of volumetric (in-depth) oxidation occurring inside microstructures of thermal protection systems by accounting for heat transfer processes that can significantly influence the volumetric oxidation behavior. Previous studies have ignored energy transfer by assuming a constant temperature on the surface. A new computational module that captures heat transfer mechanisms will be developed and coupled with existing fluid and structure codes. A fundamental understanding of volumetric thermo-chemical processes is essential for future space missions and a key focus of several programs at NASA.
Effective start/end date1/1/208/31/20


  • KY Economic Development Cab


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