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AE590 Seminar: High-temperature carbon ablation in 4D

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Location
CIF 2035
Date
Feb 6, 2023   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Francesco Panerai, Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering
Contact
Courtney McLearin
E-Mail
aero-events@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Aerospace Engineering Seminars

Abstract: 
We will discuss unique experiments using synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography that resolved for the first time the carbon fiber ablation process with temporal and spatial resolution. We will discuss how these experiments help us understanding oxidation regimes experienced by thermal protection systems during hypersonic flight and how they enable developing physics-based models for ablative materials.


About the speaker: 
Francesco Panerai is an Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering. Prior to Illinois, he was a research scientist at NASA Ames and a PhD student at VKI. His research concentrates on watching how things burn at very high temperatures.

 

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