Cavitation Characteristics of Tank-Mounted Cryogenic Pumps and Their Predicted Performance under Reduced Gravity

  • J. F. DiStefano
  • G. J. Caine
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 7)

Abstract

Today’s high-performance missiles and aircraft require propellant supply systems which carefully balance the following:
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    High speed and light weight of the pumps

     
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    Low tank pressurization for low tank weight

     
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    Steady and reliable propellant feed, free from cavitation surging

     

Keywords

Centrifugal Pump Velocity Head Liquid Hydrogen Tank Bottom Pump Suction 
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References

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    R. C. Fisher, “Communications on Centrifugal Pumps for Oil Fields and Refineries,” Proc. ASME, Vol. 152 (1945).Google Scholar
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    R.B. Jacobs et al., “Research and Development Pumping of Cryogenic Fluids,” CBL-NBS Tech. Mem. 36 (Feb. 24. 1956).Google Scholar
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    H.A. Stahl and A. J. Stepanoff, “Thermodynamic Aspects of Cavitation in Centrifugal Pumps,” ASME Paper No. 55-A-136 (September, 1955).Google Scholar
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    A. Hollander, “Thermodynamic Aspects of Cavitation in Centrifugal Pumps.” private communication.Google Scholar
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    Pesco Products Division, Borg-Warner Corporation, selected published and unpublished data on pumping of liquid hydrogen; J. P. DiStefano and J. O. Panosian, “Cavitation Characteristics of Tank Mounted Centrifugal Type Cryogenic Pumps,” ASME Paper No. 61-AV-43 (1961);Google Scholar
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    G.H. Caine and S. Prelowski, “Results of a Study of Best Pumping System for a Liquid Parahydrogen Aircraft Fuel System,” WADC TR 58–679, ASTIA AD 304261 (1958).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. DiStefano
    • 1
  • G. J. Caine
    • 1
  1. 1.Pesco Products DivisionBorg-Warner CorporationBedfordUSA

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