Iain D. Boyd
James E. Knott Professor of Engineering

PHONE: (734)615-3281
FAX: (unsecured): (734)763-0578
E-MAIL: iainboyd@umich.edu
Personal Web Page: http://aerospace.engin.umich.edu/people/faculty/boyd/

Some Recent Publications:

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  1. Cusson, S.E., Georgin, M.P., Dragnea, H.C., Dale, E.T., Dhaliwal, V., Boyd, I.D., and Gallimore, A.D., "On Channel Interactions in Nested Hall Thrusters", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 123, Issue 13, 2018, 133303
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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


  1. Chen, S., Boyd, I. D., Martin, N. C., and Fletcher, D. G., "Modeling of Gas-Phase Chemical Kinetics for Pyrolyzing Ablators", 12th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, AIAA Paper 2018-3274, June 2018
  2. Hansson, K. B. and Boyd, I. D., "Simulation of Radiative Heat Transfer in a Particle Laden Flow", AIAA Paper 2018-4288, June 2018
  3. Dragnea, H. C. and Boyd, I. D., "Axisymmetric Fully 2D Hybrid-PIC Model for Hall Thrusters", AIAA Paper 2018-4811, July 2018
  4. Hanquist, K. M. and Boyd, I. D., "Modeling of Excited Oxygen in Post Normal Shock Waves", AIAA Paper 2018-3769, June 2018
  5. Raisanen, A. L., Hara, K., and Boyd, I. D., "Two-dimensional Hybrid-Direct Kinetic Simulation of a Hall Thruster", AIAA Paper 2018-4809, July 2018