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Fluid Modeling: Liquified

Fluid Modeling: Liquified

By Mark R. Anderson
May 10, 2019

Continuing on the topic from my previous blog, Getting Real – Advanced Real Gas Models, the counterpart to the perfect gas model for liquids is the “ideal liquid” model.  The ideal liquid model is...

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What Is Pogo and Why Is It Bad For Rockets?

What Is Pogo and Why Is It Bad For Rockets?

By Kerry Oliphant
Jun 28, 2018

Space launch vehicles can exhibit self-excited longitudinal oscillations, also known as “Pogo” — so named because the phenomenon vibrates the rocket up and down in a manner similar to bouncing on a...

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Electric Pumps for Space Propulsion

Electric Pumps for Space Propulsion

By Kerry Oliphant
Apr 5, 2018

The recent success of Rocket Lab, putting small satellites into orbit with its Electron rocket, is a significant milestone in the evolution of space flight.  The Electron rocket is powered by a set...

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