Low Temperature Liquids as Coolants in Guided Missiles

  • H. G. Paul
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 1)


Meteors shooting through space at relative velocities of about 20 miles per second and approaching the earth’s atmosphere obtain temperatures so high that the trajectory appears as an illuminated trail in the evening skies. Man-made vehicles traveling through air at velocities larger than the speed of sound are also heated up and completely enveloped by a thin layer of hot air. The temperature of the hot air layer is called the recovery temperature and is given by the relation:
$$ {T_i} = {T_s}\left( {1 + \frac{{Y - 1}}{2} \cdot r \cdot {M^2}} \right)$$


Recovery Temperature Heat Exchanger Surface Coolant Vapor Turbo Blower Ballistic Rocket 
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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Paul
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  1. 1.Redstone ArsenalHuntsvilleUSA

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