Simulation test of liquid oxygen transportation by self-pressurization method

Xue Mei Xie*, Guo Bang Chen, Qi Fen Li, Bo Kong, Rui Bao, Ke Tang, Yong Hua Huang, Fei Liu, Zheng Zhong Jia, Ren Nian Gu, Na Yao, Tian Xiang Zhang

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Abstract

A series of experiments were carried out to investigate cryogenic liquid transfer performance by self-pressurization method for liquid oxygen tank. The working fluid is nitrogen and the pressurizing gas is nitrogen including a small fraction of carbon dioxide, respectively. By varying the content of CO2 in the pressurizing gas, liquid oxygen gasifying pressurization mode and abundant oxygen pressurization mode are simulated. Besides, an experiment of CO2 crystallization in liquid nitrogen is also conducted. The experiments show that the modes of simulation test are feasible. The investigation provides a reference for further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-201
Number of pages6
JournalTuijin Jishu/Journal of Propulsion Technology
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cryogenic propellant rocket engine
  • Self-pressurization
  • Test

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