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Convection in fluids at reduced gravityNatural convection is not always harmful and, therefore, to be avoided. In some situations it may be desirable to have fluid flows in space processes, e.g., to stir the fluid phase for mixing and cooling or to help maintain concentration gradients. In may event, it is important to know the extent and nature of convection in space and the factors on which it depends, in order either to minimize the effects to convection, or to utilize the convection to advantage. The information needed to assess both conventional and unstable convection includes: (1) the magnitude and direction of accelerations; (2) geometric configuration; (3) imposed boundary conditions; and (4) material properties.
Document ID
19820004246
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ostrach, S. (Case Western Reserve Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Spacecraft Dyn. as Related to Lab. Expt. in Space
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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