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Computer modeling of the dynamics of surface tension on rotating fluids in low and microgravity environmentsTime-dependent evolutions of the profile of the 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 have been carried out with the following situations: (1) linear functions of spin-up and spin-down in low- and microgravity environments, (2) linear functions of increasing and decreasing gravity environments at high- and low-rotating cylinder speeds, and (3) step functions of spin-up and spin-down in a low-gravity environment.
Document ID
19900031204
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
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, Fred W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Meeting Information
International Conference on Finite Element Methods in Flow Problems(Huntsville, AL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG8-035
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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