Evaluation of carbon-carbon ablation models using a fully coupled CFD solver

Ryan Gosse, Graham V. Candler

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The inclusion of C5 and C7 for the modeling of thermo-chemical ablation of carbon-carbon graphite materials will be discussed. Results from a coupled CFD solution will be compared to experimental data from the PANT program. The results are shown to not match well at high stagnation pressures even with the addition of C5 and C7 subliming from the surface. A micromechanical ablation model as proposed by McVey and Ziering was incorporated into the CFD solver. Results are then compared to the available PANT data and future work in modernizing the micromechanical model is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th AIAA Thermophysics Conference
StatePublished - 2008
Event40th AIAA Thermophysics Conference - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

Publication series

Name40th AIAA Thermophysics Conference


Other40th AIAA Thermophysics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA


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