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GAS payload no. G-025: Study of liquid sloshing behaviour in microgravityThe Get Away Special (GAS) G-025, which flew on shuttle Mission 51-G, examined the behavior of a liquid in a tank under microgravity conditions. The experiment is representative of phenomena occurring in satellite tanks with liquid propellants. A reference fluid in a hemispherical model tank will be subjected to linear acceleration inputs of known levels and frequencies, and the dynamic response of the tank liquid system was recorded. Preliminary analysis of the flight data indicates that the experiment functioned perfectly. The results will validate and refine mathematical models describing the dynamic characteristics of tank-fluid systems. This will in turn support the development of future spacecraft tanks, in particular the design of propellant management devices for surface tension tanks.
Document ID
19860017846
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gilbert, C. R. (Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm/Entwicklungspring Nord Bremen, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center The 1985 Get Away Special Experimenter's Symposium
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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