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Theoretical Approaches on the Influence of Non-Linear Material Properties of Gel Propellants on the Flow in Injectors

Ciezki, H. and Woschnak, A. and Förter-Barth, U. and Teipel, U. (2002) Theoretical Approaches on the Influence of Non-Linear Material Properties of Gel Propellants on the Flow in Injectors. In: International Annual Conference of ICT, 82-1-82-11. 33rd International Annual Conference of ICT, Karlsruhe, 25 - 28 June 2002.

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Abstract

The steady flow behavior of gel fuels in tubes has been investigated by the analysis of the formulated governing equations. The extension of the common power-law model by a constant yield stress allows a more accurate description of the flow behavior especially in regions with low and very low shear rates. This equation has been fitted to the experimentally measured shear stress traces of a Nitromethane-gel. The governing equations for the tube flow are deduced and discussed. The influence of the ratio of the yield stress to the occuring wall shear stress on the flow properties is investigated for a Nitromethane-gel and a Jet A-1 / Aerosil-Gel. It can be seen, that a region with plug flow behavior occurs in the core region in tube flows. The size of the plug flow region increases with the increasing ratio of the yield stress to the occurring wall shear stress.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002,
Title:Theoretical Approaches on the Influence of Non-Linear Material Properties of Gel Propellants on the Flow in Injectors
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Ciezki, H.UNSPECIFIED
Woschnak, A.UNSPECIFIED
Förter-Barth, U.ICT
Teipel, U.ICT
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:International Annual Conference of ICT
Page Range:82-1-82-11
Editors:
EditorsEmail
ICT, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Event Title:33rd International Annual Conference of ICT, Karlsruhe, 25 - 28 June 2002
Organizer:Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie ICT
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):E -- no assignement
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion
Deposited By: Monika Lohmiller
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 13:58

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