Variable Density MLI Test Results
A previous CEC paper reviewed MLI fundamentals and discussed a layer by layer computational method set up to take advantage of variable density separators to optimize performance. The work has advanced both conceptually and experimentally since 1993 and appears to be nearing commercial feasibility. In this paper we update and focus the MLI review, discuss current variable configurations, and compare experimental and predicted Q/A values.
KeywordsLayer Density Heat Leak Solid Conduction NASA Lewis Research Commercial Feasibility
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