Analysis of the Pressurizing Gas Requirements for an Evaporated Propellant Pressurization System

  • E. F. Coxe
  • J. W. Tatom
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 7)

Abstract

This paper describes the results of an analytical and experimental program for studying the expulsion of liquid from a missile propellant tank by means of an evaporated propellant. The analytical study has been directed toward obtaining a method for accurately determining the pressurizing gas requirements for expulsion. The test program was conducted to determine the required empirical coefficients for the analysis, to provide a means for checking the analysis, and to permit detailed studies of the phenomena taking place as a result of the dynamic and thermodynamic conditions imposed on the system. Although several propellants are being investigated in this study, only the results of the liquid-hydrogen program are presented in this paper.

Keywords

Film Coefficient Heat Input Wall Temperature Reference Test Test Tank 
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References

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    “Main Propellant Tank Pressurization System Study and Test Program,” Final Report, Gontract AF 04(611)-6087, Lockheed-Georgia Company, Report ER-5296.Google Scholar
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    V.S. Arpaci, J. A. Clark, and W.O. Winer in Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 6, K.D. Timmerhaus (ed.), Plenum Press, Inc., New York (1961), p. 310.Google Scholar
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    “Main Propeilant Tank Pressurization System Study and Test Program,” First 6 Months Progress Report, Contract AF 04(611)-6087, Lockheed-Georgia Company, Report ER-4728.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. F. Coxe
    • 1
  • J. W. Tatom
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.Lockheed-Georgia CompanyMariettaUSA

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