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Application of Gas Expansion to Fluid Circulation Devices in Manned Space Assemblies

Report Number: AMRL TR 65-26
Author: Keating, D. A.
Corporate Author: Biomedical Laboratory
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-04
Pages: 18
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: 6373
Task: 637302
AD Number: AD0616699

The power required to circulate fluids for various pressure drops and flow rates, and the power obtained from isentropic expansion of habitable gases for manned space assembly application have been investigated. The results demonstrate the feasibility of using habitable gases, stored under pressure, as potential energy sources to power fluid circulation devices. These findings indicate that significant weight savings can be obtained using the gas expansion technique to furnish the required power of fluid circulation as compared to using other power sources, such as batteries.

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