Elimination of the Geysering Effect in Missiles

  • S. K. Morgan
  • H. F. Brady
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 7)


The term “geysering” is applied to the specific phenomenon that occurs in a liquid system when a column of liquid in long vertical lines is expelled by the release of vapor at a rate in excess of that rate which may occur as a normal function of bubble release.


Inlet Temperature Saturation Temperature Large Bubble Slug Flow Feed Line 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Morgan
    • 1
  • H. F. Brady
    • 1
  1. 1.The Martin CompanyDenverUSA

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