Keywords

Mathematical models, Unsteady flow (Aerodynamics)

Abstract

Numerical treatments have become the most accurate methods for transient liquid flows analysis. Based on a computer code provided by NASA/KSC, this paper presents two simulations of cryogenic transfer systems. Experimental data originated from the Space Shuttle Liquid Oxygen Servicing were obtained during drain flows. Two sets of data (pressure at various locations versus time) corresponding to a drain stop and a drain initiation were used for a comparison with the predicted pressures. The first test case was a single-phase flow whereas the second one was associated with liquid-column separation and vapor cavity collapse. Major modifications were made to the computer program for two-phase flow treatments. Encouraging results have been obtained validating the model and opening new perspectives for future work.

Graduation Date

1983

Advisor

Hosler, E. Ramon

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

173 p.

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0014089

Included in

Engineering Commons

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