Study on surface damage to vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds

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Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds are bombarded with ice crystals and dust particles in the surrounding atmosphere, making the surface material vulnerable to damage such as erosion and sputtering with each tiny collision. Researchers studied this interaction one molecule at a time to understand the processes, then scaled up the data to make it compatible with simulations that require a larger scale.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191119123808.htm">Science Daily</a>

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