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Modeling Multiphase Flow Of Liquefied Removable Epoxy Foam

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC030191

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

607.79 kb

Author(s)

A. C. Sun, K. L. Erickson, M. L. Hobbs, D. Adolf & M. Stavig

Abstract

Removable epoxy foam (REF) has been considered for the redesign of engineering systems. The response of REF in an intense thermal envlron~nent is part of the material response program within the Engineering Sciences Center. More specifically, this paper addresses liquefaction of REF during foam pyrolysis under moderate to high pressures Understanding the liquefaction process and modeling of the liquid flow are essential to ensuring the performance of the new design. The phase transition from solid to liquid to vapor is the result of heat transfer, mass transfer, decomposition chemistry, and phase equilibria. Fluid phase thermophysical property measurements and predictions are necessary for modeling the flow. We have o

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