VELOCITY VECTOR FIELD VISUALIZATION OF FLOW IN LIQUID ACQUISITION DEVICE CHANNEL

John B. McQuillen, David F. Chao, Nancy R. Hall, Nengli Zhang

Abstract

A capillary flow liquid acquisition device (LAD) for cryogenic propellants has been developed and tested in NASA Glenn Research Center to meet the requirements of transferring cryogenic liquid propellants from storage tanks to an engine in reduced gravity environments. The prototypical mesh screen channel LAD was fabricated with a mesh screen, covering a rectangular flow channel with a cylindrical outlet tube, and was tested with liquid oxygen (LOX). In order to better understand the performance in various gravity environments and orientations at different liquid submersion depths of the screen channel LAD, a series of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of LOX flow through the LAD screen channel was undertaken. The resulting velocity vector field visualization for the flow in the channel has been used to reveal the gravity effects on the flow in the screen channel.

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B. McQuillen J., F. Chao D., R. Hall N. and Zhang N. (2012). VELOCITY VECTOR FIELD VISUALIZATION OF FLOW IN LIQUID ACQUISITION DEVICE CHANNEL . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-02-0, pages 743-748. DOI: 10.5220/0003909807430748


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp12,
author={John B. McQuillen and David F. Chao and Nancy R. Hall and Nengli Zhang},
title={VELOCITY VECTOR FIELD VISUALIZATION OF FLOW IN LIQUID ACQUISITION DEVICE CHANNEL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={743-748},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003909807430748},
isbn={978-989-8565-02-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - VELOCITY VECTOR FIELD VISUALIZATION OF FLOW IN LIQUID ACQUISITION DEVICE CHANNEL
SN - 978-989-8565-02-0
AU - B. McQuillen J.
AU - F. Chao D.
AU - R. Hall N.
AU - Zhang N.
PY - 2012
SP - 743
EP - 748
DO - 10.5220/0003909807430748