Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Engineering Physics
Glen P. Perram, PhD.
This work focuses on the characterization of laser irradiated graphite oxidation using mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imaging Fourier transform spectroscopy (IFTS). Although graphite oxidation has been studied extensively, IFTS uniquely provides spatial characterization of the reacting plumes. Spatial maps of species and temperature provide much needed insight into the transport and kinetic mechanisms and are vital for validation of numerical efforts. The current study builds on previous work using IFTS to characterize graphite oxidation in buoyant flow. Buoyant flow measurements are expanded to a wider range of graphite materials and surface temperatures. Oxidation in flat plate shear flow and stagnation flow are also evaluated to determine the role of transport.
DTIC Accession Number
Gonzales, Ashley E., "Kinetics of Graphite Oxidation in Reacting Flow from Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 495.