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Numerical model of solar dynamic radiator for parametric analysisGrowth power requirements for Space Station Freedom will be met through addition of 25 kW solar dynamic (SD) power modules. Extensive thermal and power cycle modeling capabilities have been developed which are powerful tools in Station design and analysis, but which prove cumbersome and costly for simple component preliminary design studies. In order to aid in refining the SD radiator to the mature design stage, a simple and flexible numerical model was developed. The model simulates heat transfer and fluid flow performance of the radiator and calculates area mass and impact survivability for many combinations of flow tube and panel configurations, fluid and material properties, and environmental and cycle variations.
Document ID
19900051113
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Rhatigan, Jennifer L. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Meeting Information
IECEC-89(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other