Date of Award

January 2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics


Aeronautics and Astronautics

First Advisor

Jay P Gore

Committee Member 1

Jay P Gore

Committee Member 2

Stephen D Heister

Committee Member 3

Timothée Pourpoint


Hot surface ignition caused by a leak from ruptured fuel or hydraulic lines impinging on high temperature engine surfaces poses dangers to both the automotive and aviation industries. Many previous studies have investigated the aircraft engine nacelle environments most conducive to hot surface ignition, but alterations and improvements in turbofan engine design have left many of these studies obsolete or in need of expansion.