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Thermosyphon Flooding in Reduced Gravity EnvironmentsAn innovative experiment to study the thermosyphon flooding limits was designed and flown on aparabolic flight campaign to achieve the Reduced Gravity Environments (RGE) needed to obtainempirical data for analysis. Current correlation models of Faghri and Tien and Chung do not agreewith the data. A new model is presented that predicts the flooding limits for thermosyphons inearths gravity and lunar gravity with a 95 confidence level of +- 5W.
Document ID
20140010152
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Gibson, Marc Andrew (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
July 24, 2014
Publication Date
September 1, 2013
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Report/Patent Number
E-18716
NASA/TM-2013-216536
GRC-E-DAA-TN9346
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 887359.01.04
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Earth Gravitation
Thermosyphons
Parabolic Flight

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