Approximate Criterion for Prediction of Flow Oscillations in Supercritical Fluid Heat Exchangers

  • J. C. Friedly
  • J. L. Manganaro
  • P. G. Kroeger
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)

Abstract

When cryogenic fluids are strongly heated, as they pass through a heat exchanger, flow oscillations can be encountered. This instability phenomenon can have detrimental effects on the system operation, Platt and Wood [1] document instabilities observed in the development of the Saturn booster. Similar oscillations have been observed with other types of fluids as well [2–4].

Keywords

Combustion Convection Enthalpy Boiling Eter 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Friedly
    • 1
  • J. L. Manganaro
    • 1
  • P. G. Kroeger
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric CompanySchenectadyUSA

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