Here is an overview of PATO : PATO_v2.2.x-overview

The computational models progressively implemented in PATO have been described in four publications. The simulations presented in these publications are available as tutorials. The most recent article (2017) provides a detailed mathematical description of the simulations options available in NASA release 2.0.2.

  • A generic local thermal equilibrium model for porous reactive materials submitted to high temperatures. J. Lachaud, J. B. Scoggins, T. E. Magin, M. G. Meyer, N. N. Mansour. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 108 : 1406-1417, 2017.
    doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.11.067  Preprint
  • Detailed chemical equilibrium model for porous ablative materials. J. Lachaud, T. van Eekelen, J. B. Scoggins, T. E. Magin, N. N. Mansour. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 90, 1034-1045, 2015.
    doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.05.106  Preprint
  • Porous material analysis toolbox based on OpenFoam and applications. J. Lachaud, N. N. Mansour.  Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 28 (2): 191–202, 2014.
    doi: 10.2514/1.T4262  Preprint
  • Validation of a volume-averaged fiber-scale model for the oxidation of a carbon-fiber preform. J. Lachaud, N. N. Mansour, A. Ceballos, D. Pejakovic, L. Zhang, J. Marschall. 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, 27 – 30 Jun 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.  AIAA Paper 2011-3640.
    doi: 10.2514/6.2011-3640  Preprint