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Effects of spacecraft motions on fluids experimentsThe equations of motion governing an incompressible fluid contained in an orbiting laboratory were examined to isolate various fictitious forces and their relative influence on the fluid. The forces are divided into those arising from the orbital motions and those arising from small local motions of the spacecraft about its center of mass. The latter dominate the nonrotating experiments. Both are important for rotating experiments. A brief discussion of the onset of time-dependence and violent instability in earth-based rotating and processing systems is given.
Document ID
19820004247
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gans, R. F. (Rochester Univ. NY, 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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