Lecture Series STO 218 on Radiation and gas-surface interaction phenomena in high-speed reentry

Group picture on LS-AVT-218The Lecture Series AVT-218 on “Radiation and gas-surface interaction phenomena in high-speed reentry” was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA from April 7th to 9th, 2014.

High Speed re-entry represents a current challenge for space exploration programs. At such flight conditions shock layer radiation becomes a substantial part of the heat-transfer to the wall in addition to the Gas-Surface interaction (GSI) phenomena, with possible coupling effects.

The objective of this special course focused on the extreme re-entry situations where the physical phenomena are much more pronounced and start to interplay. The ground testing capabilities and limitations for high speed re-entry were reviewed with the associated instrumentation. Radiation modeling as well as the modeling development for GSI in such conditions were presented. The consistent integration of those high fidelity models into CFD codes were inspected with their reliability to provide accurate ground-to-flight extrapolation.

The lectures Series team was led by Prof. Olivier Chazot and Prof. Thierry Magin from the von Karman Institute and by Dr. Marco Panesi from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Specialists from Belgium and USA were invited to present a lecture: Prof. I. Boyd, Prof. O. Chazot, Dr. B. Cruden, Prof. J.R. Howell, Dr. Richard Jaffe, Dr. C. O. Johnston, Prof. T. E. Magin, Prof. A. Martin, Dr. F. Panerai, Prof. M. Panesi,  Dr. D. Prabhu and Prof. T. Schwartzentruber. The event was attended by 52 participants, among them 12 lecturers, from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States.

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