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Overview of Rotating Cavitation and Cavitation Surge in the Fastrac Engine LOX TurbopumpObservations regarding rotating cavitation and cavitation surge experienced during the development of the Fastrac 60 Klbf engine turbopump are discussed. Detailed observations from the analysis of both water flow and liquid oxygen test data are offered. Scaling and general comparison of rotating cavitation between water flow and liquid oxygen testing are discussed. Complex data features linking the localized rotating cavitation mechanism of the inducer to system surge components are described in detail. Finally a description of a simple lumped-parameter hydraulic system model developed to better understand observed data is given.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Zoladz, Thomas
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Turner, Jim
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
Meeting: First International Symposium on Advanced Fluids Information
Location: Sendai
Country: Japan
Start Date: October 4, 2001
End Date: October 5, 2001
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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