A Combustion Test Program to Establish Design Criteria for Liquid-Hydrogen-Fueled Space Vehicles

  • S. W. Wolfe
  • R. F. Yurczyk
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 10)


Recent development of liquid hydrogen as a fuel for space vehicles has created a requirement to establish design criteria which will eliminate potential hazards due to propellant leakage or venting into confined areas.


Peak Pressure Initial Pressure Pressure Rise Cryogenic Temperature Space Vehicle 
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    I. L. Drell and F. E. Belles, “Survey of Hydrogen Combustion Properties,” NACA Report 1383.Google Scholar
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    B. Lewis and G. Von Elbe, Combustion, Flames, and Explosions of Gases, Academic Press (1961).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Wolfe
    • 1
  • R. F. Yurczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.General Dynamics/AstronauticsSan DiegoUSA

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