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Susceptibility of materials processing experiments to low-level accelerationsThe types of material processing experiments being considered for shuttle can be grouped into four categories: (1) contained solidification experiment; (2) quasicontainerless experiments; (3) containerless experiments; and (4) fluids experiments. Low level steady acceleration, compensated and uncompensated transient accelerations, and rotation induced flow factors that must be considered in the acceleration environment of a space vehicle whose importance depends on the type of experiment being performed. Some control of these factors may be exercised by the location and orientation of the experiment relative to shuttle and by the orbit vehicle attitude chosen for mission. The effects of the various residual accelerations can have serious consequence to the control of the experiment and must be factored into the design and operation of the apparatus.
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Conference Paper
Naumann, R. J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Spacecraft Dyn. as Related to Lab. Expt. in Space
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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