Multi-scale chemistry modelling for spacecraft atmospheric re-entry

Andrew M Bell, Richard E Brown, Paul A Mulheran

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Abstract

We aim to develop a model capable of simulating the surface chemistry and material erosion involved when a re-entry vehicle descends through the atmosphere. Our starting point is to simulate the erosion of a fcc crystal slab due to cluster bombardment, using the model Lennard-Jones potential. From this, we plan to scale up towards Direct Monte Carlo Simulation approaches for the gas dynamics above the surface.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 24 Jun 2015
EventFaculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 201524 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceFaculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period24/06/1524/06/15

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Keywords

  • atmospheric re-entry
  • material erosion
  • surface chemistry
  • spacecraft design

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Bell, A. M., Brown, R. E., & Mulheran, P. A. (2015). Multi-scale chemistry modelling for spacecraft atmospheric re-entry. Poster session presented at Faculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom.