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Simulation and Implementation of a Methodology of Design of a Turbopump to be used in Liquid Propellant Injection during Rocket Engine Testing.

Grant number: 12/14077-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Aerospace Engineering - Aerospace Propulsion
Principal researcher:Paulo Celso Greco Júnior
Grantee:Caio Silveira Volpato
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This work involves using turbopump design methodologies, for pressurized liquid propellant injection, in static tests with small rocket engines. The turbopump will also be analyzed using Computational Fluid Dynamics software. This work is part of an effort to build an Space Engineering Laboratory in the Aeronautical Engineering Department of the School of Engineering of Sao Carlos, University of Sao Paulo.

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