Erin Farbar
Current Workplace: Chrysler

Some Recent Publications:

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  1. Farbar, E. and Boyd, I. D., "Subsonic Flow Boundary Conditions for the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method", Computers and Fluids, Vol. 102, pp.99-110, 2014
  2. Farbar, E., Boyd, I. D., and Martin, A., "Numerical Prediction of Hypersonic Flowfields Including Effects of Electron Translational Nonequilibrium", AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, (2013). doi:
  3. Farbar, E., and Boyd, I. D., "Modeling of the plasma generated in a rarefied hypersonic shock layer", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, 2010, Article 106101


  1. Farbar, E., Alkandry, H., Wiebenga, J., and Boyd, I. D., "Simulation of Ablating Hypersonic Vehicles with Finite-Rate Surface Chemistry", 11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, Atlanta, GA, , June 2014, AIAA Paper 2014-2124
  2. Farbar, E., Boyd, I. D., and Martin, A., "Modeling Ablation of Charring Heat Shield Materials for Non-Continuum Hypersonic Flow", 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, AIAA Paper 2012-0532.
  3. Alkandry, H., Farbar, E., and Boyd, I. D., "Evaluation of Finite-Rate Surface Chemistry Models for Simulation of the Stardust Reentry Capsule", 43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, 25-28 June 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, AIAA Paper 2012-2874
  4. Farbar, E. and Boyd, I. D., "Simulations of Electrons in Rarefied Hypersonic Flow Fields", AIP Conf. Proc. 1501, 527 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.4769586
  5. Martin, A., Farbar, E., and Boyd, I. D., "Numerical modeling of the CN spectral emission of the Stardust re-entry vehicle", 42nd AIAA Thermodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2011, AIAA Paper 2011-3125.


  1. Farbar, E., "Kinetic Simulation of Rarefied and Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flow Fields", PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2010. [PDF 4.4MB]