Forced convective heat transfer to supercritical water in micro-rocket cooling passages
Author(s)Faust, Adriane (Adriane Jean), 1976-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Jack L. Kerrebrock.
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An investigation of heat transfer to supercritical fluids in micro-channels was completed to assess the cooling characteristics of the MIT micro-rocket engine. Previous results from supercritical ethanol heat transfer tests were compared to water tests to establish a baseline for future fuel testing. Existing literature on supercritical heat transfer was also consulted to corroborate the water test results. It was found that the characteristics of the water tests matched those observed in the literature, as well as those of ethanol tests run at similar conditions.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2000.Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-102).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aeronautics and Astronautics.