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Investigation of a liquid-fed water resistojet plumeMeasurements of mass flux and flow angle were taken throughout the forward flow region of the exhaust of a liquid-fed water resistojet using a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). The resistojet operated at a mass flow rate of 0.1 g/s with a power input of 330 Watts. Measured values were compared to theoretical predictions obtained by employing a source flow approximation. Excellent agreement between predicted and measured mass flux values was attained; however, this agreement was highly dependent on knowledge of nozzle flow conditions. Measurements of the temperature at which the exhaust condensed on the QCM were obtained as a function of incident mass flux.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Manzella, D. H.
(Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Cleveland OH., United States)
Carney, L. M.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1989
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:102310
AIAA PAPER 89-2840
Meeting Information
Joint Propulsion Conference(Monterey, CA)
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 506-42-31
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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