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.

Conference

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

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Reentry
Spacecraft
Erosion
Lennard-Jones potential
Gas dynamics
Surface chemistry
Crystals
Monte Carlo simulation

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.
Bell, Andrew M ; Brown, Richard E ; Mulheran, Paul A. / Multi-scale chemistry modelling for spacecraft atmospheric re-entry. Poster session presented at Faculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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2015. Poster session presented at Faculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Bell AM, Brown RE, Mulheran PA. Multi-scale chemistry modelling for spacecraft atmospheric re-entry. 2015. Poster session presented at Faculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom.