This test-case series on the numerical simulation of the response of ablative-materials really started out of pure curiosity. Code developers and users were curious to see "how the codes compare" and "what is the effect of the different hypotheses in the models implemented". The objective of these test-case series is to propose problems of increasing complexity until it is agreed that the most-elaborated well-defined problem is formulated. The first test-case was mostly a simple heat transfer problem chosen for it’s simplicity (it is summarized in section 2.1). The second test-case series goes one step further, with the objective of reaching the state-of-the-art design level. It will require the patience of the industrial participants for whom this second series will still mean "running a basic case", with codes that have already been tested, verified, and validated. It will also require the comprehension of the academic participants for whom it will imply implementing in their codes engineering models, with maybe no other intents than "running the second ablation test-case series" and comparing their codes with design tools.
Lachaud, Jean R.; Martin, Alexandre; van Eekelen, Tom; and Cozmuta, Ioana, "Ablation Test-Case Series #2. Numerical Simulation of Ablative-Material Response: Code and Model Comparisons" (2012). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 21.