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Suitability of a Coal-Derived Carbon-Based Foam for use in Thermal Protection Systems of Common Aero Vehicles

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Common Aero Vehicles (CAVs) are relatively small-size, un-powered, self-maneuvering vehicles equipped with a variety of weapons and launched from space. One of the major obstacles hampering a full the realization of the CAV concept is a present lack of lightweight, high-temperature insulation materials which can be used for construction of the CAV's thermal protection system (TPS). A computational analysis is utilized in the present work to examine the suitability of a carbon-based, coal-derived foam for the TPS applications in the CAVs. Toward that end, a model is developed for the high-temperature effective thermal conductivity of foam-like materials. In addition, an insulation sizing procedure is devised to determine the minimum insulation thickness needed for thermal protection of the vehicle structure at different sections of a CAV. It is found that the carbon-based foam material in question can be considered as a suitable TPS insulation material at the leeward side and at selected portions of the windward side of a CAV (specifically the portions which are further away from the vehicle nose).

Affiliations: 1: Department of Mechanical Engineering Program in Materials Science and Engineering Clemson University, Clemson SC 29634; 2: Touchstone Research Laboratory, Inc. Triadelphia, West Virginia 26059


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