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.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 24 Jun 2015|
|Event||Faculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 24 Jun 2015 → 24 Jun 2015
|Conference||Faculty of Engineering Research Presentation Day 2015|
|Period||24/06/15 → 24/06/15|
- atmospheric re-entry
- material erosion
- surface chemistry
- spacecraft design
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.