Journal Articles

  1. S. S. Aphale, and P. E. DesJardin, Two-color pyrometry based flame to fuel surface radiative heat flux diagnostic using flamelets, Combustion and Flame, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2021.111395.
  2. S. S. Aphale, K. Budzinski, G. Surina III, and P. E. DesJardin, Influence of O2/N2 Oxidizer Blends on Soot Formation and Radiative Heat Flux in PMMA-Air 2D Slab Burner for Understanding Hybrid Rocket Combustion, Combustion and Flame, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2021.111628.
  3. G. Surina III, G. Georgalis, S. S. Apahle, A. Patra, and P. E. DesJardin, Measurement of Solid Fuel Regression Rate for a Hybrid Slab Burner Experiment using Deep Learning and Model Uncertainty, Acta Astronautica, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.09.046.

Conference Papers

  1. S. S. Aphale, and P. E. DesJardin, On the role of soot and radiative heat flux for flame spread along solid fuels. 12th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, College Station, Texas, May 24-26, 2021. Access here
  2. S. S. Aphale, G. Surina III, and P. E. DesJardin, Non-intrusive Flame to Fuel Surface Radiative Heat Flux Diagnostic for Hybrid Rockets 2D Slab Burner using Two-color Pyrometry and Flamelets, 2021 AIAA Aviation Forum, doi:10.2514/6.2021-3135.
  3. M. L. Sementilli, M. A. Schulwitz, P. Pakseresht, and J. Chen, Influence of Vortex-Shedding on Interfacial Instabilities in Hybrid Rocket Fuel Liquid Layers, 2022 SciTech Forum, (Submitted).


  1. M. Schulwitz, M. Sementilli, J. Chen, Vortex-Induced Interfacial Instability As A Means to Improve Droplet Entrainment, 74th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2021. 


  1. S. S. Aphale, Development of a Non-intrusive Radiative Heat Flux Diagnostic for Reacting Boundary Layer Combustion, PhD. Dissertation, 2021, University at Buffalo.