The Koo Research Group at UT Austin collaborated with KAI on Ablation Research for over 15 years. Recently, they developed unique capabilities to advance research and development in “Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) Materials.” The paper published in the SAMPE Journal, which introduces their methodology for solving this complex problem.

They were also featured on the SAMPE current issue’s front cover page:

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It discusses how KRG systematically develops relationships between processes involved, the properties of the materials, and their performance. This includes steps like processing and fabrication, thermal property characterization, aerothermal testing, microstructure analysis, and numerical modeling. The paper also touches on the progress made and challenges faced in this research.

Read more on p.26