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Bifurcation of rotating liquid drops: Results from USML-1 experiments in spaceExperiments on rotational bifurcation of liquid drops, in which the drops were levitated and spun using acoustic fields in a low-gravity environment, were conducted during the first United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML-1) Space Shuttle flight. The experiments have successfully resolved the discrepancies existing between the previous experimental results and the theoretical predictions. In the case of a spherical drop, for which theory exists, the results agree well with the predictions. In the case of flattened drops, the experiments have extablished a family of curves, with the spherical drop as the limiting case.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Wang, Taylor G. (Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN, United States)
Anilkumar, 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
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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