Effective Density of Boiling Liquid Oxygen

  • F. Herzberg
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)


Large liquid-rocket-powered missiles are usually tanked to a measured volume. In order to measure the weight tanked, the density must be known. However, the boiling of cryogenic fluids, such as liquid oxygen, causes difficulty in determining the density.


Vapor Pressure Motion Picture Vapor Bubble Liquid Level Effective Density 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Herzberg
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  1. 1.A Division of General Dynamics CorporationConvair AstronauticsSan DiegoUSA

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