National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Paper Submissions

Abstracts due May 19

Paper Sessions

The 2017 Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop includes presentations of original research and technical work. Paper sessions provide the opportunity for those in the thermal-fluids community to present their work to their peers. This allows for greater dissemination of this material within the community as well as provides a valuable forum for discussion about its applicability to other advancements within the various disciplines. The paper sessions are split into four categories based on the general focus for each topic area: Active Thermal, Passive Thermal, Aerothermal, and Interdisciplinary.

Paper sessions are divided into four broad topic areas: Active Thermal/Fluids & Life Support, Passive Thermal, Aerothermal, and Interdisciplinary. Detailed descriptions of these topics can be found below.

ITAR/export control restricted sessions will be offered based on demand.

Session Descriptions

Active Thermal/Fluids

  • Fluids and CFD: analysis, design and test for space and aeronautics
  • Active thermal systems and control: components, thermal systems, analysis and testing
  • Life support: environmental control and life support systems
  • Analytical model correlation to existing test or flight data
  • Cryogenic Fluid Systems

Passive Thermal

  • Passive thermal systems & control: design, analysis, build, and test for space and aeronautics
  • Spacecraft thermal protection system, ablative systems, plume impingement, ascent and entry aerothermal heating
  • Radiative heat transfer, analytical and experimental approaches
  • Studies related to MLI, coatings, thermophysical/optical properties, and surface finishes
  • Ground test, manufacturing processes, and simulation
  • Plume impingement effects on ground support elements
  • Analytical model correlation to existing test or flight data

Aerothermal

  • Aerothermodynamics: design, analysis, build, and test for space and aeronautics
  • Aeroheating environments: ascent, on-orbit, re-entry
  • Plume impingement, on-orbit contamination
  • Free molecular heat transfer, analytical and experimental approaches
  • Analytical model correlation to existing test or flight data

Interdisciplinary

  • Multi-disciplinary problems: design, analysis, build, and test for space and aeronautics
  • Integrated analyses of chemical reactions, electromagnetic interactions, micromechanics, structural motion
  • Technology innovations, current and in-development
  • Creating environments of inclusion to enable innovation
  • Lessons learned
  • Various fluid management and modeling techniques as applied to propulsion
  • Vibration and acoustics in the launch environment
  • Modeling or testing error approximation and verification/validation techniques

Abstract and Paper Submission Guidelines

You are invited to submit papers for presentation in the conference sessions. Abstract submissions will be accepted through May 19. Submissions should be sent to MSFC-TFAWS2017Papers@mail.nasa.gov. You will be notified via e-mail of the acceptance of your abstract.

Abstracts can be 200-1000 words and should include the following:

  • A title and description of the paper or presentation to be submitted
  • The authors and their affiliated institutions
  • An indication of what is unique about the work
  • An assessment of data, results and conclusions that are available
  • A status of the state of the work (concept, development, testing, completed study)

In addition to the abstract, please specify the topic area for your submission (Active Thermal/Fluids & Life Support, Passive Thermal, Aerothermal, and Interdisciplinary), and indicate if the final paper/presentation will include export controlled (ITAR) material. ITAR sessions will be provided based on demand.

A manuscript template will be provided to authors. Full papers are encouraged, but not required to give conference presentations. Typically, twenty minutes will be allotted for each paper, and ten additional minutes for questions from the audience. Additional time may be requested. Instructions for electronic manuscript submission will accompany acceptance of abstract. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that presentation content is not restricted by law, contract or prohibited in any way from being presented at this conference.

TFAWS 2017 Paper Template

TFAWS 2017 Paper Template

TFAWS 2017 Presentation Template

TFAWS 2017 Presentation Template

TFAWS 2017 Permission to Publish

TFAWS 2017 Permission to Publish

Questions and inquiries about the paper sessions can be directed to MSFC-TFAWS2017Papers@mail.nasa.gov.

Clearance/Copyright

Submitted work must be unclassified and approved for public release by the appropriate company and/or government agencies. Please allot time for this authorization process. Government employees are expected to complete Document Availability Authorization (DAA) paperwork. The submission must be original work from the author without any portion of the material infringing on any copyright.

Presenters will be required to fill out a “TFAWS 2017 Presentation Clearance & Permission to Publish” form prior to their presentation. The form may be completed prior to TFAWS or upon arrival.