Onedimensional analysis of a radial source flow of water particles into a vacuum
Abstract
An analytical investigation is made of a onedimensional radial source flow of water into a vacuum. The equations that describe this model are a sixthorder, nonlinear, twopoint boundary value problem. The problem is solved by the shooting/splitting technique. The results of this investigation are compared with the other works in the literature and the comparisons generally are in good agreement. Engineering parameters for the release of water into space are used to give some indication of waterflow characteristics into a vacuum environment; these parameters were chosen to resemble those of a recent water release experiment from the space shuttle.
 Publication:

Technical Report
 Pub Date:
 August 1990
 Bibcode:
 1990radi.rept.....S
 Keywords:

 Aerospace Environments;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Liquid Flow;
 Mathematical Models;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Radial Flow;
 Vacuum;
 Water;
 Freezing;
 Space Shuttles;
 Vapor Pressure;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer