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Continuous Correlations for Complete Boiling Curves of Cryogenic Fluids

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC21C0089
Agency Tracking Number: 211649
Amount: $124,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T14
Solicitation Number: STTR_21_P1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-19
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755-3116
United States
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Izenson
 (603) 640-2405
Business Contact
 Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (603) 640-2317
Research Institution
 Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7015
United States

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 Nonprofit College or University

Future space exploration missions will rely on in situ production, storage, and transfer of cryogenic rocket propellants. Engineers need accurate and efficient modeling tools to design the next generation of lightweight, efficient cryogenic propellant management devices and processes. Predictive models for key fluid dynamics and heat transfer behavior must be tailored for use with cryogenic propellants and easily implemented in existing modeling frameworks. We propose to develop a suite of pool boiling correlations developed specifically for common cryogenic fluids and propellants, including hydrogen, oxygen, and methane. We will create a database of existing cryogen pool boiling data from the literature and augment it with new data collected from our cryogenic pool boiling test apparatus. In Phase I, we will focus on pool boiling critical heat flux and demonstrate our approach to database generation, experimental pool boiling data collection, and correlation optimization. In Phase II, we will produce new data and correlations that are piecewise smooth across all pool boiling regimes.

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