Free surface flows under compensated gravity conditions
 Author/Creator
 Dreyer, Michael E.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2007.
 Physical description
 x, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
 Series
 Springer tracts in modern physics ; 221.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Introduction. Part I State of the Art: Basic Equations. Orders of Magnitude. Literature Review. Part II Surface Oscillations: Static Surface Shapes. Scaling of the Dynamic Behavior. Experiments. Numerical Calculations. Conclusions. Part III Capillary Rise: Introduction. Experiments on Capillary Rise. Mathematical Model. Results and Discussion. Summary. Part IV Critical Velocities in Open Capillary Channel Flows. Introduction. Mathematical Model. Experimental Results. Results and Discussion. Part V Perspectives: Conclusion. Future Projects. Part VI Appendix: Entrance Flow Problems. List of Symbols.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This book considers the behavior of fluids in a lowgravity environment with special emphasis on application in PMD (propellant management device) systems. In the compensated gravity environment of a spacecraft, the hydrostatic pressure decreases to very low values depending on the residual acceleration, and surface tension forces become dominant. Consequently, surface tension can be used to transport and position liquids if the residual acceleration and the resulting hydrostatic pressure are small compared to the capillary pressure. One prominent application is the use of PMDs in surfacetension satellite tanks. PMDs must ensure that the tank outlet is covered with liquid whenever outflow is demanded. Furthermore, PMDs are used to ensure expulsion and refilling of tanks for liquids and gases for life support, reactants, and experiment supplies. Since most of the PMD designs are not testable on ground and thus rely on analytical or numerical concepts, this book treats three different flow problems with analytical, numerical and experimental means: the transient contour change between two static surface configurations (free surface oscillations), the capillary rise in tubes (capillary rise), and the flow through open capillary channels (choking). These problems are linked together by the same set of equations and boundary conditions which are necessary to model the fluid behavior, and by the same set of characteristic numbers.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Surfaces (Physics)
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2007
 Responsibility
 Michael E. Dreyer.
 Series
 Springer tracts in modern physics, 00813869 ; 221
 Note
 Also available on the World Wide Web.
 ISBN
 9783540446262
 3540446265