Area of Rocket Propulsion and Aerodynamics


  1. Coats, D. E., A. L. Dang, “Improvements to the Solid Performance Program (SPP’12) and a Review of Nozzle Performance Predictions,” AIAA paper 3804, 2014.
  2. Coats, D. E., French, J.C., Dunn, S.S., D. R., Berker, “IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SOLI PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (SPP), 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2003
  3. Coats, D. E., Dunn, S.S., “Improved Motor Stability Predictionsfor 3-D Grains Using the SPP Code”, AIAA Paper No. 97-3251
  4. Dunn, S.S., Coats, D. E., “3-D Grain Design and Ballistic Analysis Using the SPP97 Code,” AIAA Paper No. 97-3340.
  5. Dunn, S.S., Coats, D. E., “Nozzle Performance Predictions Using the TDK 97 Code,” AIAA Paper No. 97-2807
  6. Coats, D. E., French, J.C., “Automated 3-D Solid Rocket Combustion Stability Analysis,” AIAA Paper 99-2797
  7. J.C. French, “Analytic Evaluation of a Tangential Mode Instability in a Solid Rocket Motor,” AIAA Paper No. 2000-3698
  8. J.C. French, Dang, A. L., “ANALYTIC COMBUSTION STABILITY ANALYSIS OF A NON-AXI SYMMETRIC MOTOR CAVITY, INCLUDING NON-AXIAL ACOUSTIC MODES: A STATUS REPORT,” JANNAF Meeting 98-6, 1998
  9. J.C. French, G.A. Flandro, “MODE SHAPE DISTORTION IN EXTENDED AREA T-BURNERS, JANNAF Meeting 99-16, 1999
  10. Dunn, S.S., Coats, D. E., “OPTIMUM NOZZLE CONTOURS FOR AEROSPIKE NOZZLES USING THE TDK 99TM COMPUTER CODE,” JANNAF Meeting 99-ssd, 1999
  11. J.C. French, “THREE DIMENSIONAL COMBUSTION STABILITY MODELING FOR SOLID ROCKET MOTORS, AIAA Paper 98-17
  12. Melatur, A., and Navaz, H.K., “Numerical Investigation of a Coaxial Injector Combustion,” AIAA Student Journal, July 2003.
  13. Bacher, H., Pollitte, W., Naik, S., Menjak, D., and Navaz, H.K.,“Numerical Simulation of a Chemically Reacting 3D Jet/Shock Layer Interaction,” AIAA Student Journal, pp. 4-7, Spring 2001.
  14. Navaz, H. K., and Berg, R.,“Formulation of Navier-Stokes Equations for Moving Grid and Boundary,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 15, No. 1, January – February 1999.
  15. Navaz, H. K., and Berg, R., “Numerical Treatment of Multi-Phase Flow Equations with Chemistry and Stiff Source Terms,” Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 219 – 229, March – April 1998.
  16. Navaz, H. K., Coats, D. E., and A. L. Dang, “Viscous Loss Assessment in Rocket Engines,” Journal of Propulsion & Power, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 713-717, Nov-Dec 1990.
  17. Navaz, H. K., Coats, D. E., Davis, G., and A. Pourmovahed, An Innovative Method of NOx Reduction through Fuel Additives for the Ultra Efficient Engine Technology, Technical Report, NASA/Glenn Research Center under the STTR Program, November 2002.
  18. Navaz, H. K., Numerical Heat Transfer Analysis for Gun Barrels with Low Resolution Mesh, Technical Report, SEA, Inc., October 2002.
  19. Navaz, H. K., Multi-Zone Liquid Thrust Chamber Performance Code with Domain Decomposition for Parallel Processing, Research Reports-2001 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, Karr, G., Pruitt, J., Nash-Stevenson, S., Freeman, L. M., and C. L. Karr, Editors, Contract No. NAG8-1786, July 2002.
  20. Navaz, H. K., Computational Studies of Pulsed Detonation Rocket Engines, Research Reports-2000 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, Freeman, L. M., Karr, C. L., G., Pruitt, J., Nash-Stevenson, and G. Karr, Editors, Contract No. NAG8-52819, September 2001.
  21. Navaz, H. K., and S. S. Dunn, A Computer Model for Gun Barrel Flow Analysis: The Gun Tube Boundary Layer Code (GTBL), Technical Report, Software and Engineering Associates (SEA), Inc., June 1999.
  22. Navaz, H. K., Current and Future Critical Issues in Rocket Propulsion Systems, Research Reports-1997 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, Karr, G., R., Dowdy, J., and L. M. Freeman, Editors, Contract No. NAG8-52836, September 1998.
  23. Navaz, H. K., and B. S. Henderson, A High Order Shock Capturing All Speed Compact Scheme for Reacting Flows, Technical Report, NASA/MSFG, Grant No. NAG8-1337, 1998.
  24. Navaz, H. K., Henderson, B. S., and R. M. Berg, A Time Accurate Scheme by Dual Time Stepping Method for Reacting Flows, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, Grant No. NAG8-1337, 1998.
  25. Navaz, H. K., and J. C. Dix, Critical Phenomena in Current and Future Propulsion Systems, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, August 1997.
  26. Ball, R., and H. K. Navaz, A Graphical User Interface for the 2D LTCP Computer Program, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, Grant No. H-27260D, December 1996.
  27. Navaz, H. K., A Numerical Technique for Multi-Species/Multi-Phase Flows with Stiff Source Terms, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, August 1996.
  28. Navaz, H. K., and A. D. Dang, Engineering and Numerical Analysis/Users’ Guide to the Liquid Thrust Chamber Performance (LTCP) Program, User’s Guide prepared for NASA/MSFC, Contract No. NAS8-38798, January 1994.
  29. Navaz, H. K., and A. D. Dang, The Development of the Liquid Thrust Chamber Performance (LTCP) Code for Turbulent Two-Phase Flow Combustion of Dense Sprays, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, Contract No. NAS8-38798, January 1994.
  30. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. L., Chamberlain, R., and E. Hughes, Physical Research Inc., Aerothermal Technology Development Program, Annual Report No. Pri-H-91-R025 Prepared for the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, Contract No. DASG60-90-C-0134, CDRL Item A004, February 1992.
  31. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. D., and P. S. Lewis, ATHENA Program Users’ Manual, User’s Manual Prepared for the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, 1991.
  32. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. D., Tsai, P. F., and R. Snow, Aero-Optical Effects Computer Code - Users’ Manual, User’s Manual Prepared for the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama, 1991.
  33. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. D., and P. S. Lewis, CHARM-TDKP Flowfield Coupling, Technical Report, Air Force Wright Laboratory, Contract No. F08630-91-C-0014, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1991.
  34. Dang, A. L., Navaz, H. K., Craig J. E., Tsai, P. F., and P. S. Lewis, Aero-Optics Analysis and Test Planning for THAAD, Technical Report, Hughes Aircraft Company, Canoga Park, California, 1991.
  35. Dang, A. L., Navaz, H. K., Hall, D. W., and R. W. Hines, Three Dimensional Boundary Layer Methods for Tactical Missile Configurations, Technical Report, Naval Air Systems Command, Contract No. N0001987-PR-RK-008, Washington D. C., 1990.
  36. Berker, D. R., Coats, D. E., Dang, A. L., Dunn, S. S., and H. K. Navaz, Viscous Interaction Performance Evaluation Routine for Nozzle Flows with Finite Rate Chemistry, (VIPER), Technical report (Phase III) and Users’ Manual, Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Report No. AL-TR-90-042, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1990.
  37. Navaz, H. K., and D. E. Coats, Boundary Layer Study, Experimental Validation Test Plan, Technical Report, Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Report No. AL-TR-90-043, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1990.
  38. Navaz, H. K., Coats, D. E., and G. R. Nickerson, Boundary Layer Study - Thick Boundary Layer Assessment, Technical Report, Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Report No. AL-TR-90-041, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1990.
  39. Chiu, H. H., Dang, A. L., Kehtarnavaz, H., Gross, K. W., and A. N. Kresbach, Radiation Effects in a Liquid Rocket Combustion Chamber, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, Grant No. NAG8-123, August 1990.
  40. Dang, A. L., Nickerson, G. R., Navaz, H. K., Coats, D. E., and S. S. Dunn, Two-Dimensional Kinetics (TDK) Nozzle Performance Computer Program, Technical Report, NASA/MSFC, Contract No. NAS8-36863, Alabama, 1988.
  41. Navaz, H. K., Coats, D. E., and G. R. Nickerson, and A. D. Dang, Two-Dimensional Kinetics (TDK) Nozzle Performance Computer Program- Thick Boundary Layer Version, Technical Report , Air Force Astronautics Laboratory, Report No. AFAL-TR-87-031, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1987
  42. Dunn, S. S., French, J. C., Coats, D. E., Navaz, H. K., and S Sopok, “Gun Barrel Thermo-Chemical Erosion Program, TCEP”, 51st JANNAF Combustion Meeting, Florida, 2002.
  43. Navaz, H. K. and R. M. Berg, “Two-Phase Flow Combustion Modeling of Hydrocarbons”, Proceedings of the ASME Energy Week Conference and Exhibition, Book IV, Vol. I, p. 48, January 1996.
  44. Karaguleff, C., Craig, J. E., Navaz, H. K., and R. Parker, “Design Considerations for an Infrared Camera System for Aero-Optic Window Evaluation,” AIAA Paper No. 92-2821, SDIO Interceptor Technology Conference, May 1992.
  45. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. L., and K. W. Gross, “Eulerian-Eulerian Treatment of Turbulent Dense Spray Combustion in a Bipropellant Liquid Rocket Engine”, JANNAF Combustion Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 1992.
  46. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. L., R. H. Rangel, “ Numerical Analysis of Bipropellant Combustion in Liquid Thrust Chambers by an Eulerian-Eulerian Approach,” AIAA Paper No. 92-3735, 1992.
  47. Dang, A. L., Navaz, H. K., and K. W. Gross, “Solution of Two-Phase Reacting Flow In Liquid Thrust Chambers,” 28th JANNAF Combustion Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 1991.
  48. Navaz, H. K., Dang, A. L., Chiu, H. H., and K. W. Gross, “Non-Gray Radiation in Liquid Thrust Chambers,” AIAA Paper No. 90-2072, 1990.
  49. Dang, A. L., and H. K. Navaz, “Upwind PNS Solutions of Non-Equilibrium Turbulent Flow in Rocket Engines”, 27th JANNAF Combustion Meeting, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1990.
  50. Dang, A. L., Navaz, H. K., and D. E. Coats, “ The Use of Richardson Extrapolation in Solution of Rocket Nozzle Flow,” AIAA Paper No. 89-2895, 1989.
  51. Navaz, H. K., and D. E. Coats, “Thick Boundary Layer Assessment for Nozzle Flow,” AIAA Paper No. 88-3160, 1988.
  52. Dang, A. L., Navaz, H. K., and G. R. Nickerson, “Solution of the Boundary Layer Equations with Non-Equilibrium Reacting Chemistry in Rocket Nozzles,” 25th JANNAF Combustion Meeting, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, Alabama, 1988.
  53. Dang, A. L., Navaz, H. K., and D. E. Coats, “PNS Solution of Non-Equilibrium Reacting Flow In Rocket Nozzles,” 25th JANNAF Combustion Meeting, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, Alabama, 1988.
  54. Navaz, H. K., and D. E. Coats, “Effects of Transverse and Longitudinal Curvature on Nozzle Boundary Layer Growth,” AIAA Paper No. 87-1821, 1987. Received the Best Paper Award.
  55. Coats, D. E., Nickerson, G. R., Dang, A. L., Dunn, A. S., and H. K. Navaz, “Solid Performance Program (SPP),” AIAA Paper No. 87-1701, 1987. Has become Standard JANNAF Code.
  56. Henderson, B. S., and H. K. Navaz, “An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Sound Produced by Low Speed Flow Over Cavities with Leading Edge Overhangs,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 107(5):2824 (2000)
  57. Yucel, A., Navaz, H. K., and Y. Bayazitoglu, “Interaction of Radiation with the Boundary Layer: Non-Gray Media,” ASME Paper No. 83-HT-33, 1983.

Chemical Agent Fate


  1. Atkinson, T., Navaz, H. K., Zand, A., Jackson, J., Nowakowski, A., “Fate of a Sessile Droplet Absorbed into a Porous Surface Experiencing Chemical Degradation.,” AIChE J, 60: 2557–2565, April 2014
  2. Navaz, H.K., Zand, A., Atkinson, T., Gat, A., Nowakowski, A., and S. Paikoff, “Contact Dynamic Modeling of a Liquid Droplet between Two Approaching Porous Materials,” AIChE J., 60: 2346–2353, February 2014
  3. Gat, A., Vahdani, A., Navaz, H., Nowakowski, A., and M. Gharib, “Asymmetric Wicking and Reduced Evaporation Time of Droplets Penetrating a Thin Double-Layered Porous Materials,” Applied Physical Letters, 103, 134104, 2013.
  4. A. Gat, H. K. Navaz, M. Gharib, “Wicking of a Liquid Bridge Connected to a Moving Porous Surface, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 703:315-325., 2012
  5. A. Gat, H. K. Navaz, M. Gharib, “Dynamics of freely moving plates connected by a shallow liquid bridge,” Physics of Fluids, 23, 2011
  6. B. Markicevic, H. Li, A. R. Zand and H. K. Navaz, “Types of boundary conditions in capillary secondary flow and liquid distribution,” AIChE Journal. Nov. 7, 2011. Available online.
  7. B. Bijeljic, B. Markicevic and H. K. Navaz, Capillary climb dynamics in the limits of prevailing capillary and gravity force, Physical Review E, 83, Art. No. 056310, (2011).
  8. James L. Regens, James T. Gunter, Mazyar Amin, Albert Nowakowski, and Homayun Navaz, “Parameterizing Potential Exposure to HD Using Mixed Model Regression,” Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA 10-93) USSN 1080-7039, 2011.
  9. Hongyang Li, Ali R. Zand, Yuri Sikorski, Bojan Markicevic, Jennifer Meyers, Carlos Rincon, Elizabeth Bowden, Travis Bethel, Matthew S. Sanders, Homayun K. Navaz, Montserrat Rabago Smith, “Simple and effective method to measure the diffusion coefficient of organic vapors in porous media,” Analytical methods 12/2011; 3(12):2809-2814.
  10. B. Markicevic, B. Bijeljic and H. K. Navaz, “Dynamics and stability of two-potential flows in the porous media,” Physical Review E, Vol. 107, 2011
  11. B. Markicevic, C. Hoff, H. Li, A. R. Zand and H. K. Navaz, “Capillary force driven primary and secondary unidirectional flow of wetting liquid into porous medium,” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 39, March 2012,pp 193-204.
  12. B. Markicevic and H. K. Navaz, “The influence of capillary flow on the fate of evaporating sessile droplet imprint in the porous medium,” Physics of Fluids, 22, 1 (2010).
  13. Markicevic, B., and Navaz, H.K., “Primary and secondary droplet spread into porous media,” Transport in Porous Media, 85: 953-974, 2010.
  14. B. Markicevic and H. K. Navaz, The influence of capillary flow on the fate of evaporating sessile droplet imprint in the porous medium, Physics of Fluids, 22, Art. No. 122103, (2010).
  15. B. Markicevic and H. K. Navaz, “Primary and Secondary Infiltration of Wetting Droplet into Porous Media,” available on-line in Transport in Porous Media, 85, 953-974, (2010).
  16. B. Markicevic, A. Nalla, H. K. Navaz, D. Heider, S. Walsh and S. G. Advani, “Closed Form Solution of Resin Flow from Multiple Line Gates in Liquid Composite Molding,” Polymer Composites, 31, 1434-1441, 2010.
  17. B. Markicevic, T. G. D’Onofrio and H. K. Navaz, “On Spread Extent of Sessile Droplet into Porous Medium: Numerical Solution and Comparisons with Experiments,” Physics of Fluids, 22, Art. No. 012103, 2010.
  18. T. G. D’Onofrio, B. A. Mantooth, K. B. Sumpter, B. Markicevic and H. K. Navaz, “Experimental and numerical study of spread and sorption of VX sessile droplet into medium grain-size sand,” Langmuir, 26 3317-3322, 2010.
  19. B. Markicevic, H. Li, Y. Sikorski, A. R. Zand, M. Sanders and H. K. Navaz, “Infiltration Time and Imprint Shape of a Sessile Droplet Imbibing Porous Medium,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 336, 698-706, 2009.
  20. B. Markicevic and H. K. Navaz, “Numerical Solution of Wetting Fluid Spread into Porous Media,” International Journal of Numerical Method for Heat and Fluid Flow, 19, 521-534, 2009.
  21. Markicevic, B. and Navaz, H.K., “Numerical Solution of Wetting Fluid Spread into Porous Media,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 19, 521-534, 2009.
  22. H. K. Navaz, B. Markicevic, A. R. Zand, Y. Sikorski, E. Chan and T. G. D’Onofrio, “Sessile Droplet Spread into Porous Substrates - Determination of Capillary Pressure Using a Continuum Approach,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 325, 440-446, 2008.
  23. Navaz, H. K., Chan, E., and Markicevic, B., “Convective Evaporation of Sessile Droplets in a Turbulent Flow – Comparison with Wind Tunnel Data,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 47, pp. 963-971, 2008.
  24. Navaz, H. K., Markicevic, B., Zand, A., Sikorski, Y., Chan, E., Sanders, M., and D’Onofrio, T., “Sessile Droplet Spread into Porous Substrates – Determination of Capillary Pressure Using a Continuum Approach,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 325, pp. 440-446, 2008.
  25. Zand, A. , Sikorski, Y., Sanders, M. and Navaz, H.K., “A Simple Laboratory Experiment for the Measurement of Single Phase Permeability,” J. of Physical and Natural Sciences, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2007.
  26. Navaz, H. K., Zand, A., Dang, A. L., Gat, A., Gharib, M., Atkinson, T., Nowakowski, Kamensky, K., and Z. Jovic, Predictive Model for Assessment of Chemicals on and in Surfaces vs. Chemicals Available for Contact and Transport – Volume I - Theory and Analysis, Final Report prepared for Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), March 2014.
  27. Navaz, H. K., Zand, A., Atkinson, T., Nowakowski, A. Kiple, J., Kamensky, K., and Z. Jovic, “Agent Fate Modeling-COMCAD Theory and Analysis, Code Structure, and Users Guide, Volume I, II, and III), Final Report prepared for Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), January 7, 2013.
  28. Navaz, H. K., Zand, A., Markicevic, B., Herman, M., Atkinson, T., Li, Nowakowski, A., Gheresus II, P., Rothstein, M., Kiple, J., V. Middleton, Agent Fate Model Integration, Final Report, Prepared for Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), 2011.
  29. Nowakowski, A., Beggs, R., Edmunds, T., Benko, D., and H. K. Navaz, Comparison and Sensitivity Analysis of Selected Chemical Warfare Agents on Different Substrates, Technical Report, METSS Corporation, February 2010.
  30. Navaz, H. K., Zand, A., Markicevic, B., Herman, M., Atkinson, T., Li, H., Nowakowski, A., Rothstein, M., Kiple, J., and Middleton, V., Agent Fate Model Integration Study, Technical Report, ECBC, February 2011.
  31. Navaz, H., Markicevic, B., Zand, A., Li, H., Sikorski, Y., Chan, E., Bowden, E., Sanders, M., and C. Rincon, Development of Transport Models for Evaporating Sessile Droplets on Porous Substrates, Technical Report, General Dynamics, Dec. 2007.
  32. Navaz, H., Chan, E., and B., Markicevic, Development of Two Convective Evaporation Models for HD and VX on Non-Permeable Surfaces, Techncial Report, METSS Corporation, October 2007.
  33. Navaz, H. K., Porous Media Flow and Evaporation Modeling – Development of the COMCAD Code, Technical Report, Chemical Agent Fate Program, May 2006.
  34. Navaz, H. K, Chemical Agent Fate Program, Modeling Effort and Management Summary, Technical Report, Anteon Corporation, August 2005.
  35. Navaz, H. K, Chemical Agent Fate Program: Turbulence Scaling Issues, Technical Report, Anteon Corporation, June 2005.
  36. Navaz, H. K, Chemical Agent Fate Program: Roadmap and Elements, Technical Report, Anteon Corporation, May 2005.