Propellant behavior in launcher tanks: an overview of the compere program

M. Dreyer
2009 Progress in Propulsion Physics   unpublished
The paper gives an overview of the FrenchGerman research program COMPERE which is dedicated to the behavior of propellant in launcher tanks. The work logic follows the di¨erent §ight phases of a launcher, i.e., the propulsive phase, engine shut-down, the ballistic phase, and the preparation of engine restart. Some examples of typical §uid motion are given for each §ight phase. Performed benchmark tests are described and a sounding rocket experiment SOURCE planned for 2008 is mentioned. * Liquid
more » ... mentioned. * Liquid and gas phases are de¦ned as §uids.
doi:10.1051/eucass/200901253 fatcat:dd6hu7rq4jh7nnr2fudczkr3vq