Study of experiments on condensation of nitrogen by homogeneous nucleation at states modelling those on the national transonic facility
- Wegener, P. P.
- May 1, 1980.
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- A cryogenic wind tunnel is based on the twofold idea of lowering drive power and increasing Reynolds number by operating with nitrogen near its boiling point. There are two possible types of condensation problems involved in this mode of wind tunnel operation. They concern the expansion from the nozzle supply to the test section at relatively low cooling rates, and secondly the expansion around models in the test section. This secondary expansion involves higher cooling rates and shorter time scales. In addition to these two condensation problems it is not certain what purity of nitrogen can be achieved in a large facility. Therefore, one cannot rule out condensation processes other than those of homogeneous nucleation.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19800016801.
Accession ID: 80N25294.
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