Physics of Fluids in Microgravity

Physics of Fluids in Microgravity

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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.(l980) extended Bratukhina#39;s solution to the next higher order in Re; however, the solution for the temperature field at the second order fails to satisfy the boundary condition at infinity. This is a well-known problem in fluid mechanics dating back anbsp;...

Title:Physics of Fluids in Microgravity
Author:Rodolfo Monti
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-01-10


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