Here is a selection of our recent published papers:

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2010 2009 2008

2020

Mario Lino da Silva, ... , Arthur Smith, Jim Merrifield et. al “Qualification of the European Shock-Tube for High Enthalpy Research”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, Research Gate


Thomas Rees, Tom B Fisher Paul J. K. Bruce Jim Merrifield and Mark Kenneth Quinn, “Experimental characterization of the hypersonic flow around a cuboid”, Experiments in Fluids 61(7), Research Gate


2019

Thomas Gawehn, ..., Emma Johnstone et al., “Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Static and Dynamic Stability of a Blunted Body Configuration – Project Overview”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


Emma Johnstone et al., “Determining the thermal Response of A Flexible TPS In A High Enthalpy Environment”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


John Underwood, ..., Jim Merrifield et al., “Supersonic Parachute Testing Using A Maxus Sounding Rocket Piggy-Back Payload”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


John Underwood, ..., Jim Merrifield, Emma Johnstone et al., “Measurement of Dynamic Stability of Earth Return Capsules In Low Supersonic and Transonic Conditions Using Balloon Tests”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


Jim Merrifield and James Beck, “Multiscale Heating Correlations Applied To Destructive Entry Methodologies”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


Jim Merrifield et al., “Study On the Demisability of Optical Payloads”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


Jim Merrifield et al., “Concepts and Considerations for Re-Entry Experiments to Inform fragmentation Prediction for Destructive Entry”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


Christie Maddock, ... ,Tristan Stindt, Jim Merrifield, et al, “Robust Multi-Objective Optimisation of A Descent Guidance Strategy for A TSTO Spaceplane”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


Tristan Stindt, Jim Merrifield, et al., “Aerodynamic Database Development for a Future Reusable Launch Vehicle, the Orbital 500R”, International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


Emma Johnstone, et al., "Analysis of the AEDB Performance During the Exomars Schiaparelli Descent", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


Emma Johnstone, Tristan Stindt, Jim Merrifield and Luca Ferracina, "Analysis of the Aerothermal and Material Performance During the Exomars Schiaparelli Descent", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


Tristan Stindt, Jim Merrifield, David Evans and Luca Ferracina, "Numerical Computation of the Exomars Schiaparelli Communications Blackout Compared With Flight", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


James Beck, Ian Holborough, Jim Merrifield et al., "Progress In Probabilistic Assessment of Destructive Entry", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


Craig White, Hossien Zare-Behtash, Konstantinos Kontis, Takahiro Ukai, Jim Merrifield, David Evans et al., "Test Facility To Investigate Plume-Regolith Interactions", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Research Gate


James Beck, Jim Merrifield et al., "Aerothermodynamic Assessment of Atmospheric Emissions From Re-Entry Demise", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


James Beck, Jim Merrifield et al., "Assessment of the Re-Entry Casualty Risk From Small Launcher Upper Stages", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


John Underwood, J. Stephen Lingard, Jim Merrifield Emma Johnstone et al., "European Studies To Advance Development of Deployable and Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


Emma Johnstone, Luke Chipperfield et al., "Exploitation of Flight Data from Balloon Drop Tests for Earth Return Capsules", International Conference on Flight Vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions & Engineering (FAR 2019), Conference Programme


Jim Merrifield, James Beck et al., "Modelling Sensitivities and Knowledge Gaps Associated with Mars atmosphere Destructive Entry Applied to Planetary Protection", IPPW (Oxford 2019), Research Gate


E Johnstone , F Willcocks and L Ferracina, "Trajectory Analysis of the ExoMars Schiaparelli Descent Probe from an FGE Perspective", IPPW (Oxford 2019), Research Gate


A Turchi, B Helber ... Luke Chipperfield et al., "Ablative-Material Numerical-Test International Series (AblaNTIS): An Experimental/Numerical Effort to Support the Validation of Material Thermal-Response Tools.", IPPW (Oxford 2019), Research Gate


TW. Rees, P. Bruce and J. Merrifield, "The Effect of Reynolds Number on the Hypersonic Flow around Faceted Shapes", AIAA 2018-5197


Ambrosi, R.M., Williams, H., Watkinson ... Merrifield, J. et al., "European Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and Radioisotope Heater Units (RHUs) for Space Science and Exploration", Space Sci Rev (2019) 215: 55. Springer


J. Merrifield, S. McDowell, M Da Silva, L Fernandes, "Sensitivities to Plasma Radiation Database Generation for a Prospective High Speed Earth Entry Demonstrator Mission", 8th International Workshop on the Radiation of High Temperature Gases, March 2019, Madrid


Milne, A. G. ,Milne, A. M., "Modelling of Pyrotechnic Combustion in a Stochastic Framework", Europyro: 44th International Pyrotechnics Society Seminar, June 2019, Tours.


Q. Pontalier, S. Goroshin, D. L. Frost, A. Longbottom, S. Cargill, C. Grapes, A. Milne, F. Zhang, "Numerical investigation of blast enhancement with metalized explosives”, 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Singapore, July 2019.


Quentin Pontalier, Jason Loiseau, Aaron Longbottom, and David L. Frost, "Simulating the Propulsive Capability of Explosives Loaded with Inert and Reactive Materials” 21st Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK19), Portland, 2019.


2018

Tiago Soares and James Merrifield, “ Characterization tests of structural joints behavior during re-entry”, 4th International Space Debris Re-entry Workshop, ESOC Conference Proceedings


Mark Fittock, James Beck, Alan Flinton, Alison Gibbings, Ali Gülhan, Volker Liedtke, Tobias Lips, Jim Merrifield, Jan-Christian Meyer, Gerrit Proffe, Thorn Schleutker and Tiago Soares, “Methodology and results of high enthalpy wind tunnel and static demisability tests for existing S/C structural joining technologies”, 69th International Astronautical Congress 2018, 16th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE DEBRIS


TW Rees, P Bruce and J Merrifield, “The Effect of Reynolds Number on the Hypersonic Flow around Faceted Shapes”, 22nd AIAA International Space Planes, 2018, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-5197


R M Ambrosi, B Foxcroft, A Barco, H Williams, E J Watkinson, A Godfrey, C Stroud, C Fongarland, M Libessart, C Nguyen, A J Merrifield, K Stephenson, “Aeroshell Re-Entry Modelling for The European Space Nuclear Power Program”, Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS-2018), 26 February—1 March 2018, http://anstd.ans.org/nets-2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nets2018-web-program-secured.pdf


James C. Beck, Ian E. Holbrough, James A. Merrifield, Nicolas Leveque, “Design-for-Demise Analysis using the SAM Destructive Re-Entry Model”, Stardust Final Conference pp 233-246, Feb 2018, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-69956-1_14


J. Loiseau, Q. Pontalier, A. M. Milne, S. Goroshin, D. L. Frost, “Terminal velocity of liquids and granular materials dispersed by a high explosive”, Shock Waves, May 2018, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 473–487, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00193-018-0822-4


Q. Pontalier, M. Lhoumeau, A. M. Milne, A. W. Longbottom, D. L. Frost, “Numerical investigation of particle–blast interaction during explosive dispersal of liquids and granular materials”, Shock Waves, May 2018, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 513–531, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00193-018-0820-6


V K Pearson, D J Evans, L J Moran, D Summers, S Paton, M Patel, “Thermal Sterilisation of Organisms for High Speed Impacts”, in preparation, Astrobiology, 2018.


C A Maddock, L Ricciardi, M West, J West, K Kontis, S Rengarajan, D Evans, A Milne, S McIntyre, “Conceptual Design Analysis for a Two-Stage-to-Orbit Semi-Reusable Launch System for Small Satellites”, in press, Acta Astonautica, 2018.


2017

A. S. Pagan, B Massuti-Ballester, G. Herdrich, J A Merrifield, James C Beck, V Liedtke, B Bonvoisin, “Experimental Investigation of Material Demisability in Uncontrolled Earth Re-entries”, 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (2017), Matsuyama, Japan.


A. Milne, A. Longbottom, D. L. Frost, J. Loiseau, S. Goroshin, O. Petel, “Explosive fragmentation of liquids in spherical geometry”, Shock Waves, May 2017, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 383–393, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00193-016-0671-y


M. Marini, M. Di Clemente, G. Guidotti, G. Rufolo, O. Lambert, N. Joiner, D. Charbonnier, M.V. Pricop, M.G. Cojocaru, D. Pepelea, C. Stoica, A. Denaro, “Aeroshape Trade-Off and Aerodynamic Analysis of the Space-Rider Vehicle”, 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS) 2017, https://www.eucass.eu/doi/EUCASS2017-416.pdf


J S. Lingard, Arrun Saunders, John C. Underwood, Steven Rogers, James Merrifield, and Luca Ferracina. "Supersonic Parachute Testing Using a MAXUS Sounding Rocket Piggy-Back Payload", 24th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, (AIAA 2017-3724), https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-3724


Dossi, L; Cleaver, D; Gould, P; Dunnett, J; Cavaye, H; Ellison, L; Luppi, F; Hollands, R; Bradley, M, “Binders for Energetics - Modelling and Synthesis in Harmony”, APS March Meeting 2017, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017APS..MAR.M1024D.


S J Overend, J C Underwood, S J Lingard, H Ritter, L Ferracina, E Johnstone, B Esser, “European Studies to Advance Development of Inflatable and Deployable Hypersonic Decelerators”, IPPW 14, June 2017, http://old.esaconferencebureau.com/docs/default-source/17c12-docs/ippw14_abstracts_low_res.pdf?sfvrsn=0


C Maddock, F Toso, L Ricciardi, A Mogavero, Kin Hing Lo, S Rengarajan, K Kontis, A Milne, J Merrifield, D Evans, M West, and S McIntyre. "Vehicle and Mission Design of a Future Small Payload Launcher", 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences, (AIAA 2017-2224), https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-2224


El-Said, Adam; Lewis, Stephen; Holmes, James; Patel, Manish; Terret, David; Morris, Huw; Read, Peter; Young, Roland and Parnaby, Gavin (2017). The Mars Modelling Information Tool for Engineering (MarMITE): A study on the Impact of Local Dust Storms. In: 1st British Planetary Science Congress, 3-5 Dec 2017, Glasgow.,http://oro.open.ac.uk/51562/


James Beck, Ian Holbrough, Jim Merrifield, Nathan Joiner, "Progress in Hybrid Spacecraft/Object Oriented Destructive Re-entry Modelling using the SAM Code", Proc. 7th European Conference Space Debris, Darmstadt, 18–21 April 2017,https://conference.sdo.esoc.esa.int/proceedings/sdc7/paper/415


2016

B Esser, J Barcena, M Kuhn, A Okan, L Haynes, S Gianella, A Ortona, V Liedtke, D Francesconi, and H Tanno. "Innovative Thermal Management Concepts and Material Solutions for Future Space Vehicles", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, No. 6 (2016), pp. 1051-1060, https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A33501


A Gülhan, G Pinaud, A Cretella, and E Johnstone, “Use plan from the industrial end users and for technologies developed in the frame of ABLAMOD”, 2016, https://elib.dlr.de/110312/


C. White, T. J. Scanlon, J. A. Merrifield, K. Kontis, T. Langener, and J. Alves, “Development of an innovative validation strategy of gas–surface interaction modelling for re‐entry applications”, AIP Conference Proceedings 1786, 170003 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4967667


N. Joiner, B. Esser, M. Fertig, A. Gülhan, G. Herdrich, B. Massuti‐Ballester “Numerical and experimental capabilities for studying rocket plume-regolith interactions”, CEAS Space J, DOI 10.1007/s12567-016-0124-6 (2016); https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/77229195.pdf


Dominik Neeb, Ali Gülhan and Jim A. Merrifield, “Rough-Wall Heat Flux Augmentation Analysis Within the ExoMars Project”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, No. 1 (2016), pp. 121-133.; https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A33306


2015

A. S. Pagan, B Massuti-Ballester, G. Herdrich, J A Merrifield, James C Beck, V Liedtke, B Bonvoisin “Experimental Demisability Investigation of Common Spaceflight Materials”, 30th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, At Kobe, Japan, July 2015.


Couchman B, Haynes, M, “Navier-Stokes Computations for Hollow Cylinders and Cubes Relevant for Satellite Debris”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


J Merrifield, J Beck, G Markelov, R Molina, “Simplified Aerothermal Models for Destructive Entry Analysis”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


J Merrifield, J Caldwell, L Walpot, J Martinez Schramm, H Olivier, A Roghelia, D Neeb, A Guelhan and R Molina, “Standard Probe Testing in European High Enthalpy Facilities”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


Beck J and Merrifield J, “A Heat Balance Integral Method for Destructive Re-entry Codes”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


A. S. Pagan, B Massuti-Ballester, G. Herdrich, J A Merrifield, James C Beck, V Liedtke, B Bonvoisin, “Characterization of material demisability through plasma wind tunnel experiments”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


J. Stephen Lingard , Arrun Saunders, Jim Merrifield, Jamie Caldwell , José Longo, Luca Ferracina, “Supersonic Parachute Testing Using a MAXUS Sounding Rocket Piggy-Back”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


J Beck, J Merrifield, I. Holbrough, G Markelov, R Molina, “Application of the SAM destructive re-entry code to the Spacecraft Demise Integration Test Cases”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


D. Neeb, A. Gülhan, J. A. Merrifield, L. Walpot and R. C. Molina, “An Experimental Investigation of Heat Flux Fluctuations on the Rear Cover of a Planetary Probe Entry-Configuration”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


J Mora-Monteros, E Fahy, N Banerji, N Joiner, G Duffa, and P Leyland, “Rebuilding Thermal Response and Ablation Radiation Coupling for Superorbital Return”, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, March 2015.


Smith A and Merrifeld J, “Aerothermal Criticalities & Performance: Beagle2 Discovered”, UK Space Conference, July 2015.


2014

Joiner N, “European Shock-Tube For High Enthalpy Research: Current Status”, RHTG 6, St-Andrews, November 2014.


J. Beck, J. Merrifield, G. Markelov, I. Holbrough, R. Molina, “Verification and Application of the SAM Re‐entry Model”, The 7th IAASS Conference, Friedrichshafen, Germany - 20-22 Oct 2014


Merrifield , James; Beck, James; Markelov, Gennady; Leyland, Penelope; Molina, Rafael, “Aerothermal Heating Methodology in the Spacecraft Aerothermal Model (SAM)”, The 7th IAASS Conference, Friedrichshafen, Germany - 20-22 Oct 2014


Dominik Neeb, Ali Gülhan and Jim A. Merrifield, “Rough wall heat flux augmentation analysis in the framework of the ExoMars project”, 11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, June 2014.


B Esser, A Gülhan, M Kuhn, I Petkov, V Hannemann, J Barcena, C Jimenez, A Okan, S Ontac, J Merrifield, S Gianella, D Gaia, A Ortona, M Barbato, V Liedtke, D Francesconi, M Portaluppi, D Santella, H Tanno, “Innovative Thermal Management Concepts for Sharp Leading Edges of Hypersonic Vehicles”, 2014, 12. - 16. Oktober 2014, Pittsburgh, USA, https://elib.dlr.de/95392/.


2012

I.P.Wright, S.Sheridan, A.D.Morse, S.J.Barber, J.A.Merrifield, L.J.Waugh, C.J.Howe, E.K.Gibson, C.T.Pillinger, “L-VRAP—A lunar volatile resources analysis package for lunar exploration”, Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 74, Issue 1, December 2012, Pages 254-263.


Longbottom, AW., Milne, AM., and Kirkpatrick, DJ., “Explosively Dispersed Particulates”, MABS 22, Bourges, France, 2012


Merrifield J, Duffa G, O Joshi, Mora-Monteros J and Leyland P “Numerical and Theoratical Aspects of Ablation-Radiation Coupling”, ESA/CNES RHTG Worshop, Barcelona, Spain 2012


2010

van der Wal, R, Rhijnsburger, M, Cargill, S and Longbottom, A, “Explosion mitigation by water mist”, MABS 21, Jerusalem, Israel, 2010.


Milne, AM, Bennett, K, and Longbottom, AW, “Modelling a suite of Aluminised explosive experiments”, 14th International Detonation Symposium, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 2010.


2009

Christophe Laux, Michael Winter, James Merrifield, Arthur Smith, and Philippe Tran. "Influence of Ablation Products on the Radiation at the Surface of a Blunt Hypersonic Vehicle at 10 km/s", 41st AIAA Thermophysics Conference,San Antonio, Texas


2008

P Reynier, D.J.Evans, “Post-flight Analysis of IRDT Blackout during Earth Reentry”, AIAA 2008-2894, 2008.