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Time-dependent dynamical behavior of surface tension on rotating fluids under microgravity environmentTime dependent evolutions of the profile of free surface (bubble shapes) for a cylindrical container partially filled with a Newtonian fluid of constant density, rotating about its axis of symmetry, have been studied. Numerical computations of the dynamics of bubble shapes have been carried out with the following situations: (1) linear functions of spin-up and spin-down in low and microgravity environments, (2) step functions of spin-up and spin-down in a low gravity environment, and (3) sinusoidal function oscillation of gravity environment in high and low rotating cylinder speeds.
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Hung, R. J.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Tsao, Y. D.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hong, B. B.
(Alabama, University Huntsville, United States)
Leslie, F. W.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
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August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
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Publication: Advances in Space Research
Volume: 8
Issue: 12 1
ISSN: 0273-1177
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer
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