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Thermosyphon Flooding in Reduced Gravity Environments Test ResultsThe condenser flooding phenomenon associated with gravity aided two-phase thermosyphons was studied using parabolic flights to obtain the desired reduced gravity environment (RGE). The experiment was designed and built to test a total of twelve titanium water thermosyphons in multiple gravity environments with the goal of developing a model that would accurately explain the correlation between gravitational forces and the maximum axial heat transfer limit associated with condenser flooding. Results from laboratory testing and parabolic flights are included in this report as part I of a two part series. The data analysis and correlations are included in a follow on paper.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Gibson, Marc A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Jaworske, Donald A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sanzi, Jim
(Sest, Inc. Middleburgh Heights, OH, United States)
Ljubanovic, Damir
(Gilcrest Electric Elyria, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
February 28, 2014
Publication Date
July 1, 2013
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Location: Atlanta, GA
Country: United States
Start Date: July 30, 2012
End Date: August 1, 2012
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 887359.01.04
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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