Author ORCID Identifier
Year of Publication
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Dr. Alexandre Martin
Oxyacetylene torches are used in the aerospace industry and research to test thermal protection system materials (TPS) due to their high flame temperatures and high heat flux capabilities. The purpose of this work is to determine a combustion model to accurately simulate the high temperature flow of an oxyacetylene torch. The flow conditions around a sample material can then be used as boundary conditions when modeling TPS material response. Two separate combustion models with equilibrium chemistry were investigated using ANSYS Fluent™; the Eddy-Dissipation Model, and the Partially Premixed model.The results of this study are compared to existing experiments for validation.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Meade, Craig, "A computational fluid dynamic analysis of oxyacetylene combustion flow for use in material response boundary conditions" (2023). Theses and Dissertations--Mechanical Engineering. 217.