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Experimental Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop of Film Boiling Liquid Hydrogen Flowing Through a Heated Tube

  • R. W. Graham
  • R. C. Hendricks
  • Y. Y. Hsu
  • R. Friedman
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 6)

Abstract

Liquid hydrogen appears to be a very attractive propeilant either in chemical systems in which it is burned with an oxidant, or as monopropellant when it is heated by some device like a nuclear reactor. Its low atomic weight, high specific heat and high heat of combustion all contribute to high specific-impulse values for either of the two propulsion systems. The undesirable characteristics of the propeilant include a large specific volume and difficult handling procedure for a low-temperature cryogen.

Keywords

Nusselt Number Test Section Wall Temperature Liquid Core Bulk Temperature 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Graham
    • 1
  • R. C. Hendricks
    • 1
  • Y. Y. Hsu
    • 1
  • R. Friedman
    • 1
  1. 1.Lewis Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationClevelandUSA

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