The 5th Ablation Workshop provides a single meeting point for integration and advancement of a multi-disciplinary research community of scientists and engineers working on aerothermodynamic ablation. This research community has members representing government agencies, the private sector and university systems across the world. The workshop usually attracts more than 150 participants across these institutions from all over the world. The primary objectives of the workshop are to:
- foster improved communication across national boundaries;
- expose the aerothermodynamic ablation modeling community to new ideas and techniques from adjacent disciplines;
- bring new experimental techniques to bear on the problem;
- discuss challenges faced in adapting existing techniques to address new applications.