The Transport of Mass, Energy, and Entropy in Cryogenic Support Struts for Engineering Design
- Elchert, J. P.
- August 08, 2012.
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- Engineers working to understand and reduce cryogenic boil-off must solve a variety of transport problems. An important class of nonlinear problems involves the thermal and mechanical design of cryogenic struts. These classic problems are scattered about the literature and typically require too many resources to obtain. So, to save time for practicing engineers, the author presents this essay. Herein, a variety of new, old, and revisited analytical and finite difference solutions of the thermal problem are covered in this essay, along with commentary on approach and assumptions. This includes a few thermal radiation and conduction combined mode solutions with a discussion on insulation, optimum emissivity, and geometrical phenomenon. Solutions to cooling and heat interception problems are also presented, including a discussion of the entropy generation. The literature on the combined mechanical and thermal design of cryogenic support struts is reviewed with an introduction to the associated numerical methods.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20130000442., E-18522., and Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop; 13-17 Aug. 2012; Pasadena, CA; United States.
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