Accession Number:

AD0829095

Title:

ZERO-G REPORT LIQUID/LIQUID MODELS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Centaur is in a weightless or free fall condition during almost its entire flight. The thrust periods are relatively short. A zero-g test program was undertaken to investigate liquid behavior and boiling heat transfer using drop tests and airplane flight trajectories. A test method was needed to demonstrate the equilibrium configuration clearly for a comparison of theory with reality. The report describes the liquidliquid zero-g models which allow such a comparison to be made and which, in addition, can be used to determine the shapes of zero-g liquidgas interfaces more easily than they can be calculated, especially in complex static situations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE