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Physics of Fluids in Microgravity

1st Edition

Edited by Rodolfo Monti

CRC Press

624 pages

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Hardback: 9780415275811
pub: 2002-01-10
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In a microgravity experiment, the conditions prevalent in fluid phases can be substantially different from those on the ground and can be exploited to improve different processes. Fluid physics research in microgravity is important for the advancement of all microgravity scients: life, material, and engineering.

Space flight provides a unique laboratory that allows scientists to improve their understanding of the behaviour of fluids in low gravity, allowing the investigation of phenomena and processes normally masked by the effects of gravity and thus difficult to study on Earth.

Physics of Fluids in Microgravity provides a clear view of recent research and progress in the different fields of fluid research in space. The topics presented include bubles and drops dynamics, Maragoni flows, diffustion and thermodiffusion, solidfication,a nd crystal growth. The results obtained so far are, in some cases, to be confirmed by extensive research activities on the International Space station, where basic and applied microgravity experimentation will take place in the years to come.

Table of Contents

Fluid Science Relevance in Microgravity Research

Mechanical Behaviour of Liquid Bridges in Microgravity

Interfacial Phenomena

Thermal Marangoni Flows

Interfacial Patterns and Waves

Fluid Mechanics of Bubbles and Drops

Diffusion and Thermodiffusion in Microgravity

Critical and Supercritical Fields and Related Phenomena

Microgravity Two Phase Flow and Heat Transfer

Transient and Sloshing Motions in an Unsupported Container

Pool Boiling and Bubble Dynamics in Microgravity

Combustion Phenomena at Microgravity

Fluid Flow and Solute Segregation in Crystal Growth from the Melt

Fluid Flows and Macromolecular Crystal Growth in Microgravity

Fluid Dynamics Experiment Sensitivity to Accelerations Prevailing on Microgravity Platforms

Facilities for Microgravity Fluid Science Research Onboard

Appendix A: ISs Assembly Sequence

Appendix B: Flight Control Positions and Their Call Signs in the International Space Station.

About the Editor

Rodolfo Monti is a Professor of the Department of Space Science and Engineering 'Luigi G. Napolitano', University of Naples Federico II. He is the President of the Microgravity Advanced Research and Support (MARS) Center, Editor-in-chief of the International journal Space Technology, Editor-in-chief of the proceedings of the IAF Congresses and Editor-in-chief of the journal Microgravity of Space Staion Utilization (MSSU)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics