Experimental investigation on heat exchange and pressure drop enhanced by vertical sloshing

Takehiro Himeno, Daichi Haba, Katsutoshi Ishikawa, Yutaka Umemura, Chihiro Inoue, Seiji Uzawa, Toshinori Watanabe, Satoshi Nonaka

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For the prediction of heat transfer coupled with sloshing in the propellant tanks of launch vehicle, the pressure drop induced by liquid motion in a sub-scale vessel excited in vertical direction was experimentally investigated. The strong correlation between the pressure drop and liquid motion was confirmed in the experiment. The mechanisms enhancing heat transfer were discussed based on the visualization. It was suggested that shear flow and vortices induced by violent motion of liquid should cause the pressure drop in the closed vessel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint PropulsionConference
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint PropulsionConference - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2013Jul 17 2013

Publication series

Name49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference


Other49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint PropulsionConference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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