Simulation of flow-tube oxidation on the carbon preform of PICA

Huaibao Zhang, Haoyue Weng, Alexandre Martin

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The oxidation of carbon fibers at high temperature is a subject of great interest in atmospheric re-entry science. To correctly evaluate the parameters involved, and test oxidation models, it is necessary to use a combination of flow and material solver. This works presents the full three-dimensional, implicit coupling of a computational fluid dynamics and material response solver, with the goal of reproducing the results of a series of flow-tube experiments recently performed. Results are presented for the geometry of interested, using a simplified numerical setup. This effort is the part of an ongoing project to develop a fully coupled system that solves fluid dynamics and material response under atmospheric entry conditions.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jan 13 2014
Event52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2014 - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014


Conference52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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