heat of ablation

heat of ablation

[′hēt əv ə′blā·shən]
(thermodynamics)
A measure of the effective heat capacity of an ablating material, numerically the heating rate input divided by the mass loss rate which results from ablation.
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However the high melting temperatures and large heat of ablation of such alloys make them questionable from a design-for-demise perspective.