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Core-centering of compound drops in capillary oscillations: Observations on USML-1 experiments in spaceAA Using the existing inviscid theories, an attempt is made to explain the centering of the oscillating liquid shell. Experiments on liquid shells and liquid-core compound drops were conducted using acoustic levitation, in a low-gravity environment during a Space Shuttle flight. It was observed that their inner and outer interfaces became concentric when excited into capillary oscillations. Using the existing inviscid theories, and attempt is made to explain the centering of the oscillating liquid shell. It is concluded that viscosity needs to be considered in order to provide a realistic description of the centering process.
Document ID
19950007804
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wang, Taylor G. (Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN, United States)
Anikumar, A. V. (Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN, United States)
Lee, C. P. (Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN, United States)
Lin, K. C. (Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center, Joint Launch + One Year Science Review of USML-1 and USMP-1 with the Microgravity Measurement Group
Subject Category
MATERIALS PROCESSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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