Draining characteristics of hemispherically bottomed cylinders in a low-gravity environment
Eugene P. Symons, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office, Lewis Research Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1978 - Science - 24 pages
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Bizzell and Crane Bond number bottomed cylindrical tanks Calculation ref centerline interface velocity critical height data point deceleration container distortion draining behavior draining parameter W/(B draining regime draining was begun draining-induced axisymmetric slosh experiment data experiment package experiment tank experiment vehicle flow rate free-surface motion Froude number high-Bond-number environment inertia-dominated draining inertia-dominated regime initial fill level Initial low-gravity interface interface at vapor interface centerline interface during draining Lewis Research Center liquid residuals liquid-vapor interface low-gravity draining low-gravity environment measured in normal NASA nondimensional normal gravity normal-gravity draining numerical computations numerical predictions numerical results outflow rate outflow Weber number outlet line period of slosh presented in reference pressure rate of descent shown in figure slosh wave solenoid valve surface tension tank radii tank wall telemetry test liquid thrust system transition regime vacuum chamber vapor ingestion height vapor ingestion phenomenon wall contact point Weber and Bond weightlessness zero-gravity facility