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Publication Citation: Thermophysical Properties Measurements and Models for Rocket Propellant RP-1: Phase I

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Author(s): Joe W. Magee; Thomas J. Bruno; Daniel G. Friend; Marcia L. Huber; Arno R. Laesecke; Eric W. Lemmon; Mark O. McLinden; Richard A. Perkins; J¿rg Baranski; Jason A. Widegren;
Title: Thermophysical Properties Measurements and Models for Rocket Propellant RP-1: Phase I
Published: February 01, 2007
Abstract: Accurate knowledge of thermophysical properties is a prerequisite to design efficient and cost-effective rocket engine systems that use the kerosene rocket propellant designated RP-1. A robust properties model that is based on reliable experimental measurements is the best means to provide this information to designers. Thus, a combined experimental and modeling study was carried out to elucidate the behavior of key properties over wide ranges of temperature and pressure. As a first step in this study, an RP-1 sample provided by the Air Force Research Lab (Cleveland, OH) was chemically characterized. Then, thermophysical properties were measured for this sample. Those experimental results were used to develop a mixture model based on a representative surrogate mixture. The results of this study were presented for review and comments during a December 11, 2003 Workshop attended by representatives of NASA, Air Force and their contractors.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6646
Pages: pp. (i-vi) 1 - 118
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