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Measurements of hydrodynamic forces on the impeller of the HPOTP of the SSME

Franz, Ron and Arndt, Norbert (1986) Measurements of hydrodynamic forces on the impeller of the HPOTP of the SSME. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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The references [1-4] provide a complete description of the facility. Briefly, the dynamometer, composed of two parallel plates connected by four strain gaged posts, is mounted between the impeller and the drive shaft. It measures the six components of a generalized hydrodynamic force vector {F} acting on the impeller. The impeller can be subject to whirling motion in an orbit eccentric to the volute center, in addition to the normal impeller rotation. Since the eccentric motion is in the lateral plane, perpendicular to the impeller centerline, only the two components of force vector {F} in this lateral will be discussed.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Contract NAS 8-33108. Approved: A.J. Acosta; C.E. Brennen; T.K. Caughey.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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NASANAS 8-33108
Subject Keywords:Space Shuttle Main Engine
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Hydrodynamics Laboratory ReportE249.2
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