Simulation of Flight Conditions on A Test Facility for Rocket Engines
Kitsche, Wolfgang H. (2007) Simulation of Flight Conditions on A Test Facility for Rocket Engines. In: Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference for Aerospace Sciences (EUCASS). 2nd European Conference For Aerospace Science (EUCASS), 02.-05.07.2007, Brüssel.
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The DLR test facility P5 in Lampoldshausen, Germany looks back on sixteen years of testing the ARIANE 5 main engine VULCAIN on engine level. During this period, the test facility had to fulfil quite various requirements for the engine tests. The principle task of the facility was always to simulate the conditions on the launcher to the VULCAIN engine. The environment and all interfaces of the rocket motor were adjusted to match this target. Most of the conditions during the flight of the rocket were simulated in each test, the pump inlet pressure e.g. Several conditions, the acceleration of the ARIANE 5 boosters e.g., were performed in separate test campaigns where special devices were operated. This article is a feedback of the experience which was made with various systems for simulation.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)|
|Title:||Simulation of Flight Conditions on A Test Facility for Rocket Engines|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference for Aerospace Sciences (EUCASS)|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||rocket engine, flight conditions, test facility, Ariane, Vulcain, cryogenic, simulation, pogo,|
|Event Title:||2nd European Conference For Aerospace Science (EUCASS)|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W RP - Raumtransport|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W RP - Raumtransport|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Antriebsystemtechnik - Raketenantriebtests (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Space Propulsion|
|Deposited By:||Wolfgang Kitsche|
|Deposited On:||18 Jan 2010 10:33|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2010 10:33|
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