Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 276, Issue 1, pp 135–140 | Cite as

Numerical Studies of Fluid Flow in Microgravity Conditions for Confined Crystal Growth

  • Xavier Ruiz
  • Laureano Ramírez-Piscina
  • Jaume Casademunt


We study the convective flow induced by residual accelerations in microgravity conditions for different geometric arrangements which are relevant to crystal growth experiments. We consider both constantand oscillating acceleration and focus mostly on the transient relaxation dynamics. Results are relevant to estimate impact of more realistic residual accelerations in crystal growth experiments.


Fluid Flow Crystal Growth Convective Flow Growth Experiment Microgravity Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Ruiz
    • 1
  • Laureano Ramírez-Piscina
    • 2
  • Jaume Casademunt
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratori de Física AplicadaUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Departament de Física AplicadaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la MatèriaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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