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- A 60,000 lb trust liquid Oxygen (LOX) and rocket propellant #1 (RP-1) rocket engine is being developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) as part of NASA's ongoing effort to lower the cost of access to space. The goal of the program is to demonstrate a low cost rocket engine with acceptable performance. In order to reduce design and development risk, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis was used extensively in the design process, especially in the design of the turbopump. This paper documents the process used and significant results obtained during the design of the LOX and RP-1 pumps. This includes the design of the inlet manifolds, the integral inducer-impellers, the diffusers, and the collector volutes. The resulting designs incorporate low-cost design features while meeting the engine cycle requirements.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19990009133.
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