Monday, January 14, 2013

Recent Test of the Gas Generator from the Saturn F1 Engine

The joy of smoke and fire, from a test stand I helped analyze. J Below is a photo of a test of the gas generator off of a vintage F1 engine. There's more info and a video on the NASA website.

Here's a photo of the surface that the flames are shooting across, actually taken before the test.

Below is a photo of the test stand being modified for the test, followed by a screenshot of the model. There isn’t much room to move around, with all of the piping systems twisting around the structure, test article, and each other.

Here is a section of the LOX system, followed by analysis of the new LOX support structure.