A Study of Heat and Mass Transfer to Uninsulated Liquid Oxygen Containers
The wide use of liquid oxygen as an oxidant in rocket engines has resulted in an increased interest in low-temperature heat transfer. Storage tanks for this type of application, being uninsulated, contain a boiling-liquid low-temperature sink, which is susceptible to environmental heat inputs and subsequent liquid loss by vaporization, Such losses are difficult to predict due to the complex combination of ambient conditions which exist and the lack of knowledge concerning their combined effects.
KeywordsHeat Transfer Specific Humidity Mechanical Failure Container Wall Liquid Oxygen
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