Accession Number : AD0600756

Title :   A STUDY OF THE INERTIA PUMP FOR USE IN THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kannel,J. W. ; Thiel,D. H. ; Franke,W. C. ; Simons,E. M.

Report Date : APR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This study includes evaluations of possible fluids to be transferred in space, the suitability of the inertia pump to transfer these fluids, a layout design of an extraterrestrial inertia pump and a theoretical analysis of this pump. Two fluids which will be used in space are cryogenic liquids and liquid metals. An inertia pump capable of delivering the flow rates desired for the transfer of cryogenic liquids in space appears to be larger than a centrifugal pump of comparable capacity which makes it somewhat unattractive for this application. However, it does appear practical as an extraterrestrial liquid-metal pump. The weight of a liquid-metal inertia pump should be quite competitive with the weight of mechanical liquid-metal pumps and lighter than electromagnetic pumps with the same capacities. A layout design of a liquid-metal inertia pump was made. Various components incorporated in this design will require experimental evaluations. The theoretical analyses of the pump indicate that it should perform effectively and efficiently. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE STATIONS, PUMPS), (*PUMPS, SPACE STATIONS), (*LIQUID METAL PUMPS, SPACE STATIONS), SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, LIQUEFIED GASES, LIQUID METALS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE