Overview of the Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET)

Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Type: Seminar Series
Presenter: Justin Haskin, NASA Ames Research Center
Room/Office: Room 107
Mason Lab
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - Aris Phillips Seminar

Justin Haskin
NASA Ames Research Center

Overview of the Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET)
The objective of the Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET) project was to mature a 3-D woven thermal protection system (TPS) to technical readiness level (TRL) 6 to support future NASA missions to destinations such as Venus and Saturn. HEEET is a family of TPS materials that can be used on spacecraft intended for multiple destinations. This presentation will highlight the missions HEEET is intended to enable, the challenges of developing an ablative TPS for entry conditions that are orders of magnitude more extreme than low Earth orbit (LEO) or Mars entries, and how computational multiscale modeling of TPS materials aids in certification of such woven TPS for extreme conditions.

Bio: Dr. Haskins is a computational materials scientist and serves as the Deputy Chief of the Thermal Protection Materials Branch at NASA Ames Research Center. Over his 10 years at NASA, his research has focused on leveraging multiscale modeling – ab initio to continuum techniques – to evaluate aerospace material properties and failure. He has published over 50 peer review articles in the computational materials discipline and was awarded NASA’s Early Career Public Achievement medal in 2018 for distinguished contributions to the computational materials discipline.

Host: Amit Datye & Prof. Udo Schwarz

Wednesday, December 7
Mason Lab, Room 107
9 Hillhouse Avenue
2:30-3:30 p.m.