Assessment of Directions in Microgravity and Physical by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Space Studies Board, Committee on Microgravity Research

For thirty years, the NASA microgravity software has used area as a device to review primary movement phenomena which are very important to fields starting from combustion technological know-how to biotechnology. This publication assesses the earlier impression and present prestige of microgravity examine courses in combustion, fluid dynamics, basic physics, and fabrics technology and provides ideas for promising issues of destiny learn in each one self-discipline. advice is given for environment priorities throughout disciplines via assessing every one steered subject by way of the chance of its good fortune and the importance of its power influence on clinical wisdom and figuring out; terrestrial purposes and expertise wishes; and NASA know-how wishes. At NASA's request, the ebook additionally comprises an exam of rising learn fields akin to nanotechnology and biophysics, and makes suggestions relating to themes that may be compatible for integration into NASA's microgravity application.

Show description

Read or Download Assessment of Directions in Microgravity and Physical Sciences Research at NASA PDF

Best gravity books

Elements of Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Hydrodynamics: From Einstein' s Equations to Astrophysical Simulations

Many large-scale initiatives for detecting gravitational radiation are at present being constructed, all with the purpose of beginning a brand new window onto the observable Universe. for that reason, numerical relativity has lately turn into an enormous box of study, and parts of Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Hydrodynamics is a invaluable primer for either graduate scholars and non-specialist researchers wishing to go into the sphere.

The curvature of spacetime : Newton, Einstein, and gravitation

The across the world popular physicist Harald Fritzsch deftly explains the which means and far-flung implications of the overall concept of relativity and different mysteries of contemporary physics by means of featuring an imaginary dialog between Newton, Einstein, and a fictitious modern particle physicist named Adrian Haller.

Earth Gravity Field from Space — From Sensors to Earth Sciences: Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop 11–15 March 2002, Bern, Switzerland

The ESA explorer middle challenge GOCE, to be introduced in 2006, will increase our wisdom of the worldwide static gravity box and of the geoid by way of orders of importance. The U. S. satellite tv for pc gravity venture GRACE (2002-2006) is at present measuring, additionally, the temporal diversifications of the gravity box. With those new facts an entire diversity of attention-grabbing new chances should be opened for reliable Earth physics, oceanography, geodesy and sea-level examine.

Extra resources for Assessment of Directions in Microgravity and Physical Sciences Research at NASA

Example text

Approximately 50 percent of the chemical industry products and at least 75 percent of the raw materials are in granular form (Nedderman, 1992) amounting to $61 billion annually. S. industrial plants is wasted because of problems related to the transport of granular materials. Thus, the impact on industry of even small gains in understanding the dynamics of granular media should be profound. , 1994) revealed new forms of matter: quasi-neutral, self-organized plasmas. Pieper and Goree (1996) resolved a long-standing controversy over the applicability of fluidbased dispersion relations to strongly coupled dusty plasmas.

Fluid Mech. 132: 119-144. , 1983b. Instabilities of dynamic thermocapillary liquid layers. 2. Surface-wave instabilities. J. Fluid Mech. 132: 145-162. , and Mohlmann, D. 1994. Plasma crystal: Coulomb crystallization in a dusty plasma. Phys. Rev. Lett. 73(5): 652-655. A. 2001. Jamming phase diagram for attractive particles. Nature 411: 772-775. L. 1997. Long-wavelength surface-tensiondriven Bénard convection: Experiment and theory. J. Fluid Mech. 345: 45-78. , and Lichter, S. 1998. Capillary flow in an interior corner.

73(5): 652-655. A. 2001. Jamming phase diagram for attractive particles. Nature 411: 772-775. L. 1997. Long-wavelength surface-tensiondriven Bénard convection: Experiment and theory. J. Fluid Mech. 345: 45-78. , and Lichter, S. 1998. Capillary flow in an interior corner. J. Fluid Mech. 373: 349-378. N. 1995. Boiling heat transfer in the quenching of a hot tube under microgravity. J. Thermophys. Heat Transfer 9: 302. M. 1997. Crystallization of hard-sphere colloids in microgravity. Nature 387: 883-885.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 45 votes