Accession Number : AD0681762

Title :   THE EFFECT OF THE LIQUID VOLUME ON ITS BEHAVIOR UNDER ZERO-G CONDITIONS,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Vasiliu,John

Report Date : 27 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The equilibrium conformation of a liquid in a container in the absence of gravity depends on the amount of liquid present, as well as the contact angle and the shape of the container. A general relation is obtained which can be used to determine whether a given liquid in zero-g will cling to the wall or will be concentrated in the center of a tank of a given shape. Calculations are made for the case of cylindrical, cubical and spherical containers for all possible values of the contact angle, i.e., all possible liquid - tank surface combinations. The results are presented in the form of plots of the boundary line separating the two possible conformations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROPELLANT TANKS, WEIGHTLESSNESS), (*LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), CONFORMITY, EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), VOLUME, GEOMETRIC FORMS, REACTION KINETICS

Subject Categories : Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE