Sep 9 – 14, 2024
University Oxford
Europe/London timezone

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The workshop is organized by the Working Group “Radiation of High Temperature Gas” (WG RHTG) managed by ESA,through the ESA Technology Directorate. The local organization for this event is managed by the University of Oxford.

This edition of the workshop will integrate the contribution of the International Workshop on Shock Tube Technology.

The Workshop is devoted to promoting a dialogue on the state of the art and recent advances for simulation/modelling and experimental techniques of hypersonic radiating gas flows. In this frame, a limited number of test cases will be validated with respect to efficiency and accuracy of different methods and experimental approaches, for the determination of radiative heat fluxes encountered during atmospheric entry. The workshop provides the opportunity to explore related areas of research to face the challenges of future space flight.

  • Non-equilibrium chemical kinetics
  • Hypersonic flows
  • Plasma radiative emission and absorption
  • Experimental facilities and experimental techniques
  • Experimental and numerical modelling improvements of radiative heat transfer: refinement, verification, validation and comparison for space object re-entry simulation tools
  • Test cases proposed for validation

The preliminary timetable is now online.

Please submit your abstract online under the heading  "Call for abstracts".


University Oxford
Oxford e-Research Centre
7 Keble Rd, Oxford OX1 3QG United Kingdom
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For further information, please contact:


Louis Walpot

Flight Vehicles and Aerothermodynamics Engineering Section TEC-MPA, ESA/ESTEC 

Keplerlaan 1, 2200AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 
E-mail :


Local organization:

Prof Matthew McGilvray,  Oxford

Dr Tobias Herman, Oxford



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For registration information:            [RHTG-10 Registration] 

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