Accession Number:

ADA230729

Title:

One-Dimensional Analysis of a Radial Source Flow of Water Particles into a Vacuum

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-Aug 1990

Corporate Author:

RADEX INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

An analytical investigation is made of a one-dimensional radial source flow of water into a vacuum. The equations that describe this model are a sixth-order, nonlinear, two-point boundary value problem. The problem is solved by the shootingsplitting technique. The results of this investigation are compared with the other works in the literature and the comparisons generally are in good agreement. Engineering parameters for the release of water into space are used to give some indication of waterflow characteristics into a vacuum environment these parameters were chosen to resemble those of a recent water release experiment from the space shuttle. Keywords Flow models, Water release, Space physics, Particle temperature, Particle size, Particle freezing, Vapor pressure, Particle velocity.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE