Modelling ablation during atmospheric entry

Buchanan, Liam (2012). Modelling ablation during atmospheric entry B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Buchanan, Liam
Thesis Title Modelling ablation during atmospheric entry
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2012
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Peter Jacobs
Total pages 26
Language eng
Subjects 0901 Aerospace Engineering
Formatted abstract
Interplanetary travel requires great velocities and therefore vast kinetic energies are obtained by the vehicles that make these journeys. An appropriate method for dissipating this energy quickly is to employ an ablative thermal protection system. In order to confidently implement such a system, the intricacies of its use must properly understood. It is therefore beneficial to create numerical models which can simulate, as accurately as possible, conditions apparent during ablation.
Contained within is an evaluation of some of the elements required to develop an ablative boundary condition. These include the necessary theoretical framework, a review of some current ablation simulation tools and some candidates for verification of such tools.
Keyword dissipated energy
thermal protection system

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