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dc.contributor.authorBakkum, Amber
dc.contributor.authorSchultz, Kimberly
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-04T19:24:48Z
dc.date.available2010-09-04T19:24:48Z
dc.date.created2010-08-20
dc.date.issued2010-09-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/99
dc.description.abstractWe study fluid slosh in the Orion Service Module propellant tanks. Resonant slosh frequencies were measured as a function of tank fill-fraction in a scaled model of the tanks. We carry out both computational and theoretical calculations of resonant slosh frequencies, and find reasonable agreement between experiment and prediction. We measured fluid slosh in 2 − g, 1 − g, Martian gravity (1/3 − g) and lunar gravity (1/6 − g). Using the software FLOW-3D, we established free-surface configurations in zero gravity of both the model and the full scale Orion SM tank. In addition, we measured formation times of the equilibrium free surface configuration. FLOW-3D calculations suggest that the zero-g free surface configuration consists of two separated fluid volumes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCarthage SURE Programen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectsloshen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of Propellant Sloshing and Zero Gravity Equilibrium for the Orion Service Module Propellant Tanksen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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