Experimental and Numerical Studies of Transcritical LOX Droplets
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV
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A 137 atm pressure vessel has been developed for the study of transcritical liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen droplets and jets. At the same time, numerical modeling of the same phenomena is being pursued using scaled and unscaled molecular dynamics. Experimental and numerical results both show the disappearance of surface tension as the droplet passes through its critical point and the effect of various environment mixtures on the critical point.
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