Nucleate- and Film-Boiling Studies with Liquid Hydrogen

  • U. H. von Glahn
  • J. P. Lewis
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)


Proposals for space vehicles using high-energy cryogenic propellants have always included considerations of the benefits to be gained by the heat-sink capabilities of liquid hydrogen for use as a coolant in rocket engines, nuclear reactors, and other heat exchangers. For specific applications, the maximum nucleate-boiling and film-boiling heat transfer rates are required in terms of flow conditions and passage geometry. Many studies of boiling heat transfer have been made using more or less conventional fluids; however, few data are available for cryogenic fluids.


Heat Flux Boiling Heat Transfer Liquid Hydrogen Liquid Slug Minimum Film 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. H. von Glahn
    • 1
  • J. P. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationLewis Research CenterClevelandUSA

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