Oxford Thermofluids Institute DPhil candidate Suria Subiah has been awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Another Engineering Science DPhil, Hannah Rana (Space Cryogenics group), was awarded the Fellowship in 2019. [...]
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The Transpiration Cooling team recently held an exciting event bridging Hypersonics and Creative Design at Oxford Thermofluids Institute. A key objective of this event was to engage students who had no primary interest in science through the medium of art. Thirty-eight students from four different schools in year 10/11 attended the event. To develop [...]
Marc Ewenz Rocher, tells us about an exciting collaboration between the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and the University of Stuttgart.In this experiment, a porous ZrB2 sample was sealed into a copper dome and placed inside a plasma wind tunnel as shown in Figure 1. The wind tunnel generates a very hot flow, which [...]
Tobias Hermann is excited to tell us about an experiment he and colleagues performed in collaboration with the High Enthalpy Flow Diagnostics Group at the University of Stuttgart. A porous ZrB2 ceramic sample was heated by a laser while they simultaneously cooled it by passing Nitrogen gas through it. The setup used is shown in [...]
Hassan Saad Ifti of the Oxford Thermofluids Institute presented his paper on “flow characterisation of porous UHTCs (Ultra-High-Temperature-Ceramics) for transpiration cooling of hypersonic vehicles” at the ’22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference’ within the AIAA SPACE Forum 2018. This innovative work is the first of its kind. Hassan highlighted work [...]