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Physics of Artificial GravityThis chapter discusses potential technologies for achieving artificial gravity in a space vehicle. We begin with a series of definitions and a general description of the rotational dynamics behind the forces ultimately exerted on the human body during centrifugation, such as gravity level, gravity gradient, and Coriolis force. Human factors considerations and comfort limits associated with a rotating environment are then discussed. Finally, engineering options for designing space vehicles with artificial gravity are presented.
Document ID
20070001008
Document Type
Book
Authors
Bukley, Angie (Ohio Univ. Athens, OH, United States)
Paloski, William (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Clement, Gilles (Ohio Univ. Athens, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2006
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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