Transient Phenomena Associated with the Pressurized Discharge of a Cryogenic Liquid from a Closed Vessel

  • J. A. Clark
  • G. J. Van Wylen
  • S. K. Fenster
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)


The work reported in this paper was undertaken as part of a general research program directed at a study of the heat-mass transfer processes associated with the pressurized discharge of a cryogenic liquid from a closed vessel. The fluids used were liquid nitrogen pressurized with gaseous nitrogen at approximately 50 psia and inlet temperatures ranging from -299 to +111°F. Some of the initial results were given at a previous conference [1]. Other work is reported in a companion paper [2].


Heat Flux Heat Transfer Coefficient Wall Temperature Liquid Region Constant Heat Flux 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Clark
    • 1
  • G. J. Van Wylen
    • 1
  • S. K. Fenster
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Sperry Gyroscope CompanyGreat NeckUSA

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