Experimental Study of H2O-LH2 and H2O-LN2 Heat Exchangers
At the Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Nevada, modifications are currently being planned for the Rover test facility at Test Cell C. These plans incorporate heat exchangers to provide ambient temperature hydrogen and nitrogen gas. Since the required quantities of these gases are large, gas storage was not economically feasible. The proposed heat exchangers utilize hot water as the energy source. Water was chosen because of its availability and inherent safety. Since this type of heat exchanger, with ice formation, had not been used previously, a model was constructed and tested. The results of this investigation are discussed herein.
KeywordsHeat Exchanger Pressure Oscillation Twisted Tape Radial Temperature Gradient Axial Temperature Gradient
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