Investigating Various Ways of Cooling Cryogenic Fuel Tanks of Aerospace Equipment

Authors: Yuranev O.A. Published: 14.06.2018
Published in issue: #3(120)/2018  

DOI: 10.18698/0236-3941-2018-3-50-57

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Innovation Technologies of Aerospace Engineering  
Keywords: cryogenic fuel tanks, cooling, liquid nitrogen, liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, gaseous helium, liquid oxygen

Contemporary rocket engineering trends involve using liquid methane and hydrogen as propellant components. Traditional cryogenic fuel tank cooling methods used in aerospace equipment do not simulate realistically either service temperature or the effect of the column of liquid on the structure, which means that finding new cooling technologies capable of solving these problems is a pressing issue. The study considers various cryogenic fuel tank cooling methods, lists their advantages and disadvantages, and determines the most promising techniques


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