Floating zone stability

Da Riva de la Cavada, Ignacio and Martínez Herranz, Isidoro (1979). Floating zone stability. In: "Third European Symposium on Material Science in Space", 24-27 April, Grenoble.


Title: Floating zone stability
  • Da Riva de la Cavada, Ignacio
  • Martínez Herranz, Isidoro
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Third European Symposium on Material Science in Space
Event Dates: 24-27 April
Event Location: Grenoble
Title of Book: Material science in space : proceedings
Título de Revista/Publicación: Materials science in Space
Date: 1979
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The present state of de preparation of an experiment on floating liquid zones to be performed in the first Spacelab flight is presented. In this experiment,a liquid bridge is to be placed between two parallel coaxial disks (in the Fluid Physics Module)and subjected to very precise disturbances in order to check the theoretical predictions about its stability limits and behavior under mechanical inputs: stretching of the zone, filling or removing the liquid,axial vibration, rotation, disalignment, etc.
Several aspects of the research are introduced:1) Relevance of the study. 2) Theoretical predictions of the liquid behavior regarding the floating-zone stability limits and the expected response to vibrational and rotational disturbances. 3) Ground support experiments using the Plateau technique or the small scale simulation. 4) Instrumental aspects of the experimentation: the Fluid Physics Module utilization and post-flight data analysis.5)Research program for future flights.

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Item ID: 13767
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/13767/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13767
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 24 Oct 2012 13:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:08
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