The oxidation at high Knudsen number of FiberForm ®, 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.
|Published - 2014
|52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2014 - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014 → Jan 17 2014
|52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2014
|1/13/14 → 1/17/14
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering