Abstract:A quasi-steady-state ablation model is used to investigate the behavior of thermochemically ablating systems in equilibrium and nonequilibrium surface thermochemistry regimes. The model is simplified to allow extraction of relevant nondimensional parameters and comparison with existing experimental data on solid carbon combustion. Good agreement is found between model predictions and experimental data, and the data and model are collapsed in terms of the B number and surface Damkohler number. A new formulation… Show more
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