Vapor ingestion in centaur liquid-hydfrogen tank
Eugene P. Symons, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1977 - Technology & Engineering - 29 pages
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air reservoir approximate surface curvature bulk liquid Centaur engine restart Centaur liquid Centaur liquid-hydro Centaur liquid-hydrogen tank Centaur tank cm sec control area function Cylindrical Tank denotes dimensionless dimensionless grouping dip region draining ellipsoidal bulkhead engine restart sequence experiment data experiment tank figure fluid free-surface height Froude number function f gen tank high Bond number ingesting vapor INGESTION IN CENTAUR initial liquid level irrotational Klavins ref Lewis Research Center liquid levels i. e. liquid remaining Liquid Residuals liquid-vapor interface low liquid levels NASA TN nondimensional vapor-ingestion heights obtained outflow rate outlet line parameter planar surfaces predicted vapor-ingestion heights propellant outflow reference 9 scale models solenoid valve spherical control area spherical control surface static contact angle surface curvature function surface tension System Bond numbers tank at vapor tank geometry tank outlet tank radius tank wall trichlorotrifluoroethane typical Centaur engine unit vector vapor-ingestion phenomena vehicle mass velocity Weber number