Cool-Down and Warm-Up of Large Powder-Insulated Dewars

  • F. Kreith
  • J. W. Dean
  • L. Brooks
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 8)


Transient heat transfer phenomena related to the use of large storage containers for cryogenic liquid propellants have become increasingly important in rocket and missile technology. This paper presents a theoretical analysis of the heat transfer processes during the cool-down and the warm-up periods of such containers. The results can help a designer to select the appropriate type of insulation for ground use or for orbital storage, to predict the transient rate of heat transfer to a container during cool-down after filling, and to estimate the time required for warm-up of a cryogenic storage container.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Kreith
    • 1
  • J. W. Dean
    • 1
  • L. Brooks
    • 2
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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