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Ultralight fabric reflux tube thermal vacuum testing

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dc.contributor.advisor Klein, Andrew C.
dc.creator Pauley, Keith Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-02T17:31:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-02T17:31:41Z
dc.date.copyright 1995-03-15
dc.date.issued 1995-03-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34769
dc.description Graduation date: 1996 en_US
dc.description.abstract Five Ultra light Fabric Reflux Tubes (UFRTs) were tested in a thermal vacuum chamber at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Center in September 1994. These test articles were design and fabricated by staff at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory, operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the United States Department of Energy, using Advanced Ceramic Fabric technology for utilization on a manned lunar colony. The UFRTs will be used as the principle heat rejection device for thermal control of habitat and equipment modules for a long-term mission to the lunar surface. The UFRTs were tested under various lunar thermal environments for normal and transient operability, including nominal startup, frozen startup, nominal steady state, and rapid shutdown conditions. This document provides a background on the lunar colony thermal design requirements, Advanced Ceramic Fabric technology status, space-based thermal management history and theory, the UFRT design description, test program, test results, and some conclusions and recommendations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Space vehicles -- Cooling -- Design and construction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heat engineering -- Instruments en_US
dc.title Ultralight fabric reflux tube thermal vacuum testing en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Nuclear Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.description.digitization File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome, 8-bit Grayscale) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR. en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_us
dc.description.graduationdate 1996-06


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