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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Cooling.,
  • Engine parts.,
  • Heat flux.,
  • Hydrogen oxygen engines.,
  • Hypersonic vehicles.,
  • Test facilities.

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StatementMatthew E. Melis and Herbert J. Gladden.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 103238.
ContributionsGladden, Herbert J., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15405890M

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In order to investigate the accuracy of the rebuilding code for the free stream conditions and the total enthalpy in the Longshot Hypersonic facility at the von Karman Institute (VKI), a series of unsteady CFD simulations of axisymmetric hypersonic flow over a heat flux probe have been performed.   The engine can be operated continuously from take-off to Mach 5. This engine uses a pre-cooling cycle using cryogenic liquid hydrogen. The high temperature inlet air of hypersonic flight would be cooled by the same liquid hydrogen used as fuel. The engine is tested under sea level static conditions. The engine is installed on a flight test vehicle. This paper presents detailed heat flux measurements on a flat plate subjected to the ISO [The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), , “Aircraft—Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment—Resistance to Fire in Designated Fire Zones,” ISO(E)] standard, propane fueled burner used throughout the industry in aero-engine fire. Thin-film heat flux gauges (HFGs) have been used for decades to measure surface temperatures and heat flux in test turbines with the majority being used in facilities that are sho.