Skip navigation

Timothee Pourpoint

Timothee Pourpoint

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University
500 Allison Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907

timothee@purdue.edu

Phone: 765-494-9423

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Dec. 2005
  • M.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Dec. 2000
  • B.S., ESTACA University, Paris, France, Mechanical Engineering, July 2000

Research Interests

  • Aerospace propulsion systems
  • Rocket engine combustors
  • Liquid propellant injection systems
  • Hypergolic propellants
  • High pressure and hydrogen storage systems

Publications

    26. Phase Field Modeling of Hydrogen Transport and Reaction in Metal Hydrides, T.G. Voskuilen and T.L. Pourpoint, Accepted in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Paper Ref. No: HE-S-12-04712, January 2013.

    25. Effects of Crystallinity and Morphology of Solution Combustion Synthesized Co3O4 as Catalyst Precursor in Hydrolysis of Sodium Borohydride, T.L. Pfeil, T.L. Pourpoint, L.J. Groven, Submitted to International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Paper Ref. No: HE-D-12-03706, December 2012.

    24. Solution Combustion Synthesized Cobalt Oxide Catalyst Precursor for NaBH4 Hydrolysis, L.J. Groven; T.L. Pfeil; T.L. Pourpoint, Accepted in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Paper Ref. No: HE-S-12-04543, April 2013.

    23. Performance of Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)/H2O2 Based Hybrid Rocket Motors with Metal Hydride Fuel Additives, S.C. Shark, T.L. Pourpoint, S.F. Son, S.D. Heister, Accepted in Journal of Propulsion and Power, December 2012.

    22. Microexplosion Investigation of Organic MMH Gel Droplet with 5 kHz OH PLIF, K.Y. Cho, T.L. Pourpoint, S.F. Son, R.P. Lucht, Submitted to Journal of Propulsion and Power, Paper Ref. No: 2012-11-B34853, November 2012.

    21. The Dependence of Nano-Aluminum and Water Propellant Combustion on pH and Rheology, D.E. Kittell, L.J. Groven, T.R. Sippel, T.L. Pourpoint, S.F. Son, Accepted in Combustion Science and Technology, October 2012.

    20. Combustion of Nanoaluminum and Water Propellants: Effect of Equivalence Ratio and Safety/Aging Characterization, T. S. Sippel, T.L. Pourpoint, S.F. Son, Accepted in Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, October 2012.

    19. Gelled MMH Hypergolic Droplet Investigation, Y. Solomon, S.J. DeFini, T.L. Pourpoint, W.E. Anderson, Accepted in Journal of Propulsion and Power, June 2012.

    18. Combustion of Micron-Aluminum and Hydrogen Peroxide Propellants, C.R. Zaseck, S.F. Son, T.L. Pourpoint, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 160, no. 1, pp.184???190, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.10.001

    17. Feasibility Study and Demonstration of an Aluminum and Ice Solid Propellant, T.L. Pourpoint, T. Wood, M. Pfeil, J. Tsohas and S. Son, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 2012, Article ID 874076, 11 pages, 2012.

    16. Investigation into the Hypergolic Ignition Mechanisms Initiated by Low Weber Number Collisions, E.M. Dambach, Y. Solomon, S.D. Heister, T.L. Pourpoint, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, no. 2, 2013.

    15. Hydrogen Adsorption on Microporous Materials at Ambient Temperatures and Pressures up to 50 MPa, T.G. Voskuilen, T.L. Pourpoint, A. Dailly, Adsorption, Vol. 18, no. 3-4, pp. 239-249, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s10450-012-9397-z

    14. Rheological Characterization of Monomethylhydrazine Gels, J. D. Dennis, T. D. Kubal, S.F. Son, O. Campanella, T.L. Pourpoint, Accepted in Journal of Propulsion and Power, May 2012.

    13. Determination of the Thermal Transport Properties of Ammonia Borane and its Thermolysis Product (Polyiminoborane) Using the Transient Plane Source Technique, Y. Yang, T.G. Voskuilen, T.L. Pourpoint, D.R. Guildenbecher, and J.P. Gore, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 5128???5136, 2012.

    12. Temperature Estimations in the Near-Flame Field Resulting from Hypergolic Ignition using Thin Filament Pyrometry, E.M. Dambach, B. A. Rankin, T.L. Pourpoint, S.D. Heister, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 184, no. 2, pp. 205-223, 2012.

    11. Experimental and Theoretical Performance of High Pressure Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyst Beds, R. A. Blank, T.L. Pourpoint, S.E. Meyer, S.D. Heister, W.E. Anderson, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 28, pp. 912-917, 2012.

    10. Enhanced Heat Exchanger Design for Hydrogen Storage using High-Pressure Metal Hydride: Part 1. Design Methodology and Computational Results, M. Visaria, I. Mudawar, T.L. Pourpoint, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, no. 1-3, pp. 413-423, 2011.

    9. Enhanced Heat Exchanger Design for Hydrogen Storage using High-Pressure Metal Hydride - Part 2. Experimental Results, M. Visaria, I. Mudawar, T.L. Pourpoint, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, no. 1-3, pp. 424-432, 2011.

    8. Development of a Sievert Apparatus for Characterization of High Pressure Hydrogen Sorption Materials, T. Voskuilen, Y. Zheng, T.L. Pourpoint, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 35, no. 19, pp. 10387-10395, 2010.

    7. Study of Heat Transfer and Kinetics Parameters Influencing the Design of Heat Exchangers for Hydrogen Storage in High-Pressure Metal Hydrides, M. Visaria, I. Mudawar, T.L. Pourpoint, D. Kumar, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, no. 9-10, pp. 2229-2239, 2010.

    6. Active Cooling of a Metal Hydride System for Hydrogen Storage, T.L. Pourpoint, V. Velagapudi, I. Mudawar, Y. Zheng, T.S. Fisher, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, no. 7-8, pp. 1326-1332, 2010.

    5. In Situ Characterization of Metal Hydride Thermal Transport Properties, S. Flueckiger, T. Voskuilen, T.L. Pourpoint, T. Fisher, Y. Zheng, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 614-621, 2010.

    4. Heat Transfer in High-Pressure Metal Hydride Systems, K.C. Smith, Y. Zheng, T.S. Fisher, T.L. Pourpoint, I. Mudawar, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 189-203, 2009.

    3. Hypergolic Reaction Mechanisms of Catalytically Promoted Fuels with Rocket Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, T.L. Pourpoint, W.E. Anderson, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 179, no. 10, pp. 2107-2133, 2007.

    2. Mass and Thermal Diffusivity Algorithms: Reduced Algorithms for Mass and Thermal Diffusivity Determinations, R.M. Banish, L.B. Jalbert, T.L. Pourpoint, I.D. Alexander, R.F. Sekerka, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 974, pp. 146-156, 2002.

    1. Real-Time Determination of Thermal Diffusivity in a Disk-Shaped Sample: Applications to Graphite and Boron Nitride, T.L. Pourpoint, R.M. Banish, F.C. Wessling, R.F. Sekerka, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 71, no. 12, pp. 4512-4520, Dec. 2000.