Volume 1, 2009Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||267 - 278|
|Section||Fluid/Structure Interactions in Space/Launch Vehicles|
|Published online||16 September 2011|
Experimental and numerical results of sloshing with cryogenic fluids
The paper presents different sloshing experiments and computations performed with cryogenic liquids. Heat and mass transfer at the interface during sloshing phenomenon is responsible of large pressure variation in the vessel. This work helps understanding the behavior of thermal destratification and the associated pressure decay. Comprehension of this phenomenon is crucial for future space missions with ballistic phases where free surface will not be flat. These sloshing experiments can be used for validating numerical models taking into account heat and mass transfer at the interface.
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