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Characterizing the Performance of Liquid Oxygen in a Magnetic Fluid Management System
39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
  • Jeffrey C. Boulware
  • Heng Ban
  • Scott Jensen
  • Steve Wassom
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract

The strong paramagnetic susceptibility of liquid oxygen (LOX) has established it as a good candidate for a cryogenic magnetic fluid system. While these properties have been defined for several decades, the continuing advancement and requirements of space technology will soon find a suitable application for a magnetic fluid system which can operate reliably and efficiently. Testing has begun on the dynamics of LOX when applied to electrically-induced steady and varying magnetic fields within a solenoid. The performance of LOX as a working fluid was characterized by its operability and sustainable pressure before breakdown. This paper presents numerical and experimental data on the performance characteristics of LOX in a magnetic fluid management system.

Citation Information
Jeffrey C. Boulware, Heng Ban, Scott Jensen and Steve Wassom. "Characterizing the Performance of Liquid Oxygen in a Magnetic Fluid Management System" 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heng-ban/8/