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Propellants, Propulsion systems, Prototypes, Engineering, Transient thrust, Two-phase system, Function of time
This thesis develops a model to predict various time-varying quantities associated with the evacuation of a pressurized container through a nozzle. The container is part of a satellite propulsion prototype used to study attitude control. Variables of interest include the thrust and mass of fluid in the tank as functions of time. A mathematical model based on transient expressions for mass and energy conservation is derived for a two-phase system representative of the conditions of the fluid inside the tank
Mellechervu, Karthik, "Modeling of Transient Thrust of a Two Phase Propellant Tank" (2008). ETD Archive. 644.