Development of a universal solver and its application to ablation problems

Haoyue Weng, Alexandre Martin

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Modeling the interactions between a porous flow and a plain one, especially for ablating materials, is complex. The current state-of-the-art models use simplified assumptions at the interface. A unified approach that solves both domains at the same time is developed in this paper. The solver adopts a universal system of equations that covers plain and porous flows with reactions. The solver is verified through analytical problems and two benchmark channel flow problems. Moreover, the developed solver is validated through two series of flow tube experiments.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jun 5 2017
Event47th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2017Jun 9 2017


Conference47th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support for this work was provided by Space Tech-REDDI ESI Award NNX16. AD18. G, Space Tech REDDI ESI Award NNX15. AD73. G and NASA Award NNX16. AD06. A. The authors would like to thank Pierre Schrooyen (von Karman Institute) for several technical discussions, Jason White (SRI), Francesco Panerai (NASA Ames) and Thomas J. Cochell (University of Kentucky) for supplying the experimental data and clarification of experimental procedures, Brandon Oliver (NASA Johnson), Adam Amar (NASA Johnson) and Ali Omidy (University of Kentucky) for constructive suggestions over material models, and Huaibao Zhang (University of Kentucky) for preliminary work on the US method.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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