Problems Associated with the Development and Operation of a Cryogenic Cooling System for the X-15 Airplane

  • C. P. Bouman
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 7)


The purpose of this paper is to discuss the use of liquid nitrogen for cooling and pressurizing the X-15 airplane cabin and equipment bay. The discussion will cover theoretical and actual flows obtainable through fixed flow-control orifices, temperature-modulated demand-type liquid-nitrogen injectors, and the interaction of two or more fluid-carrying systems being fed from the same source upon each other. In order to show the relationship of the system to the airplane, a short description of the vehicle may be useful.


Diam Orifice Aerodynamic Heating Auxiliary Power Unit Theoretical Flow Airplane Cabin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. P. Bouman
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  1. 1.North American Aviation, Inc.Los AngelesUSA

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