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- This paper will document our effort in validating a coupled fluid-structure interaction CFD tool in predicting a damping device performance in the laboratory condition. Consistently good comparisons of "blind" CFD predictions against experimental data under various operation conditions, design parameters, and cryogenic environment will be presented. The power of the coupled CFD-structures interaction code in explaining some unexpected phenomena of the device observed during the technology development will be illustrated. The evolution of the damper device design inside the LOX tank will be used to demonstrate the contribution of the tool in understanding, optimization and implementation of LOX damper in Ares I vehicle. It is due to the present validation effort, the LOX damper technology has matured to TRL 5. The present effort has also contributed to the transition of the technology from an early conceptual observation to the baseline design of thrust oscillation mitigation for the Ares I within a 10 month period.
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JANNAF 5th Spacecraft Propulsion Subcommittee Meeting; 5-9 Dec. 2011; Huntsville, AL; United States.
JANNAF 6th Liquid Propulsion Subcommittee Meeting; 5-9 Dec. 2011; Huntsville, AL; United States.
JANNAF 8th Modeling and Simulation Subcommittee Meeting; 5-9 Dec. 2011; Huntsville, AL; United States.
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