Iain D. Boyd
James E. Knott Professor of Engineering

PHONE: (734)615-3281
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E-MAIL: iainboyd@umich.edu
Personal Web Page: http://aerospace.engin.umich.edu/people/faculty/boyd/

Some Recent Publications:

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  1. Boyd, I.D. and Josyula, E., "Detailed analysis of vibrational nonequilibrium of molecular oxygen in shock-heated flow", Physical Review Fluids 2, 123401 (2017); doi 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.123401
  2. Hanquist, K.M., Hara, K., and Boyd, I.D., "Detailed Model of Electron Emission for Transpiration Cooling of Hypersonic Vehicles", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 121, No. 5, 2017
  3. Andrienko, D.A. and Boyd, I.D., "State-Specific dissociation of O2-O2 collisions by quasiclassical trajectory method", J. Chem. Phys. 491, pp 74-81, May 2017
  4. Cross, P.G. and Boyd, I.D., "Two-Dimensional Modeling of Ablation and Pyrolysis with Application to Rocket Nozzles", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2017; doi: 10.2514/1.A33656
  5. Weaver, A.B. and Boyd, I.D., "Unsteady Simulations of Rocket Plume Expansions in Geostationary Earth Orbit", Jounral of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 6, Nov-Dec 2017; doi: 10.2514/1.A33838


  1. Hanquist, K.M. and Boyd, I.D., "Computational Analysis of Electron Transpiration Cooling for Hypersonic Vehicles", 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Paper 2017-0900, January 2017
  2. Dragnea, H.C., Lopez Ortega, A., and Boyd, I.D., "Simulation of a Hall Effect Thruster with Krypton Propellant", AIAA Paper 2017-4633, July 2017
  3. Raisanen, A.L., Hara, K., and Boyd, I.D., "Assessment of a two-dimensional hybrid-direct kinetic simulation of a Hall thruster", AIAA Paper 2017-4727, July 2017
  4. Dragnea, H.C., Hara, K., and Boyd, I.D., "Development of a 2D Axisymmetric Electron Fluid Model in Hall Thrusters", AIAA Paper 2017-4632, July 2017
  5. Andrienko, D. and Boyd, I. D., "High Fidelity Modeling of Thermal Relaxation and Dissociation of Oxygen", AIAA Paper 2016-0736, June 2016