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Ablation of Reinforced Plastic for Heat Protection

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J. J. Kauzlarich

School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

J. Appl. Mech 32(1), 177-182 (Mar 01, 1965) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625715 History: Received June 03, 1963; Online September 15, 2011

Abstract

The steady-state ablation of reinforced plastic is analyzed, and a new solution for the pyrolysis-zone equations is presented. Attention is directed to the effect of combustion of gases of ablation in the boundary layer at low free-stream, total-enthalpy conditions with a numerical example. The solution may be used to predict ablation rate, surface temperature, temperature distribution in the plastic, and the effect of physical and chemical properties of the materials.

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