Accession Number:

AD0773758

Title:

Fuel Slosh Energy Dissipation on a Spinning Body

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO EL SEGUNDO CA SPACEAND COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to serve as an interim documentation of the fuel slosh investigation program to date. Additional testing at inertia ratios near 0.6 and 1.1 is presently scheduled for early 1972. This testing together with the testing already completed, is intended to establish an empirical energy dissipation equation that will permit scaling test and flight data for arbitrary roll-to-pitch ratios. Such scaling is critical for determining spacecraft stability margins for vehicle configurations inertially dissimilar to the Intelsat IV and HS-318 designs.

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE