J M Haynes
Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 4 Issue 2 April 1982 pp 75-83
The dependence on gravity forces of both static and dynamic fluid behaviour is explained, and dimensionless numbers are defined which express the relative influence of gravitational and various other forces. Methods of reducing gravitational effects are outlined, including neutral buoyancy, free fall and orbital flight and their relative merits, in studies of various types of fluid behaviour, are compared.
Volume 4 Issue 2 April 1982 pp 85-102
The conditions governing capillary equilibrium and stability of a fluid interface are stated. A distinction is drawn between hydrostatic (or Laplace) and diffusional (or Kelvin) equilibria, which is often of practical importance in the behaviour of real liquids. In the light of these principles, the fluid physics experiments proposed for the first Spacelab payload are discussed, with particular reference to the rotational stability of a fluid cylinder in microgravity and to processes used to grow large single crystals of pure materials.
Volume 4 Issue 2 April 1982 pp 103-107
Volume 4 Issue 3 May 1982 pp 369-373
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