Investigation of internal flow of Cryogenic injection
As part of an effort to understand the conditions for the ignition of cryogenic propellants in the low pressure environment, we conducted a research of internal flow of cryogenic jet. In this paper, the experimental investigation was exerted focusing on the qualitative morphology study of the cryogenic flow inside the jet injectors. The test facilities were carefully designed and allow for visualization and characterization of the flow. The results show a strong dependence of mass flow rate on the fluid temperature. The two-phase flow was observed even for a long time chilling down of the injector. The Jacob number is proved to be a good indicator for the flow regimes, and the bubbles are present in the flow every time. The injector geometry has an influence on the flow rate, with the tapered injector demonstrating a higher flow rate than the sharp one.
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