Investigation on phase change and pressure drop enhanced by violent sloshing of cryogenic fluid

Takehiro Himeno, Akifumi Ohashi, Keitaro Anii, Daichi Haba, Yasunori Sakuma, Toshinori Watanabe, Chihiro Inoue, Yutaka Umemura, Hideyo Negishi, Satoshi Nonaka

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For the prediction of heat transfer coupled with sloshing phenomena in the propellant tanks of reusable launch vehicle for sounding mission, the pressure drop induced by heat transfer and the dynamic motion of liquid in sub-scale vessels were experimentally investigated. The correlation between the pressure drop and liquid motion was confirmed in the experiment. It was suggested that splash and wavy surface induced by violent motion of liquid cause the pressure drop in the closed vessel. In addition, as the preliminary investigation, non-isothermal sloshing of liquid nitrogen and liquid hydrogen were successfully visualized and pressure drop depending on the gaseous species was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Joint Propulsion Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105708
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event54th AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2018 - Cincinnati, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2018Jul 11 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Joint Propulsion Conference


Conference54th AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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