Experimental and numerical study of carbon fiber oxidation

Francesco Panerai, Nagi N. Mansour, Jean Lachaud, Alexandre Martin

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Abstract

The oxidation at high Knudsen number of FiberFormR, the matrix material of NASA's Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator, is investigated both experimentally and numerically. The experimental setup consists of a quartz tube through a clamshell heater. Mass loss and recession of carbon preform samples are measured at temperatures between 700 and 1300 K and pressures around 2000 Pa. A volume average fiber-scale oxidation model is used to model the setup and extract the effective reactivity of the material. New values for carbon fiber reactivity are suggested and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2014
Event52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Conference

Conference52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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