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Design Study for A Low-Cost LH2 TurbopumpA preliminary design study, focusing on potential component selections and design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMAR1) analysis, is presented in this study. The investigation focused on a nominal cost liquid hydrogen turbopump suitable for a private launch class vehicle. Utilizing a "turbocharger-like" design philosophy, preliminary feasibility studies of the basic pump design class, the rotordynamic design class, and the turbine design class were conducted with associated DFMA evaluations. Reasonable cost levels and sensible levels of product assurance have been established.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Japikse, David (Concepts ETI, Inc. White River Jct, VT United States)
Baines, Nicholas (Concepts ETI, Inc. White River Jct, VT United States)
Platt, Michael J. (Concepts ETI, Inc. White River Jct, VT United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: JANNAF 1st Modeling and Simulation Subcommittee Meeting
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Meeting Information
Modeling and Simulation Subcommittee(Monterey, CA)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.