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 Welcome

Welcome to the homepage of the AIAA Thermophysics Technical Committee (TPTC).  the Committee is active in promoting technical interchange in the Thermophysics community, and in recognizing technical achievement of its members.  The TPTC represents members interested in technologies involving thermal control, aerothermodynamics, entry thermodynamics, thermophysical properties of materials, plume characteristics, contamination, experimental methods, numerical techniques in heat transfer and fluid dynamics, and the development of thermal management and protection systems for spacecraft and hypervelocity vehicles.

 TAC Announcements

AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
AIAA has a Social Media Policy! Many committees (along with regions, sections and branches) have "unofficial"-official AIAA pages on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The policy isn't meant to be a set of rules that would constrain activity on those pages; it just outlines what the Institute would consider to be inappropriate content for an AIAA-branded page and explains what to do in the case of a hack or account compromise. To access the Social Media Policy, please click on this link: http://www.aiaa.org/SocialMediaPolicy/.

Forum Locations and Dates for 20177/20/2016 10:02 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2017 forums have been finalized.
 

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

9-13 January

Gaylord Texan

Grapevine, TX

 

AIAA Defense Forum

25-27 April

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD

 

AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

5-9 June

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO

 

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

10-12 July

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

 

AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

12-14 September

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Orlando, FL

 


Technical Excellence Awards - Updated Guidelines Document10/27/2015 9:59 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Please click here to access the document.

 Announcements

Professor Sumanta Acharya received the 2015 Thermophysics Award. 
by Dr Eric A Silk
 1/2/2016 8:44 AM
 
SciTech Forum 2015 
by Dr Ryan C Gosse
 2/24/2015 9:47 AM
 
Van P. Carey received the 2014 Thermophysics Award 
by Dr Ryan C Gosse
 9/8/2014 10:01 AM
 
Gerald E. "Gerry" Schneider receives 2013 Thermophysics Award 
by Dr Ryan C Gosse
 9/8/2014 9:57 AM
 
Bernard Laub receives the 2012 Thermophysics Award 
by Dr Ryan C Gosse
 9/8/2014 9:52 AM
 
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 Mission

The charter of the Thermophysics Technical Committee, is defined as follows.  "The study and applications of the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and storage in gases, liquids, and solids, or combinations thereof.  These studies include conductive, convective and radiative modes alone or in combination and the effects of the environment."

The Committee is active in promoting technical interchange in the Thermophysics community, and in recognizing technical achievement of its members.  The activities of the committee are seen in the development of thermal management and protection systems for spacecraft and hypervelocity vehicles.  The technology involves thermal control, aerothermodynamics, entry thermodynamics, thermophysical properties of materials, plume characteristics, contamination, experimental methods, and numerical techniques in heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

 
 

 Chair Information

Chair
Alina Alexeenko
Email :alexeenk@purdue.edu
Affiliation :Purdue University

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