Microgravity Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer

  • Kamiel S. Gabriel
Part of the The Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 19)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

Multiphase thermal systems (involving more than one phase or one component) have numerous applications in aerospace, heat-exchanger, transport of contaminants in environmental systems, and energy transport and energy conversion systems. Advances in understanding the behaviour of multiphase thermal systems could lead to higher efficiency energy production systems, improved heat-exchanger design, and safer and enhanced treatment of hazardous waste. But such advances have been greatly hindered by the strong effect of gravitational acceleration on the flow. Depending on the flow orientation and the phase velocities, gravitational forces could significantly alter the flow regime, and hence the pressure-drop and heat-transfer coefficients associated with the flow. A reduced gravity environment (or "microgravity"), provides an excellent tool to study the flow without the masking effects of gravity. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of two-phase flow behaviour in the virtual absence of gravity.

Keywords

Gravitation Heat Microgravity SPTL Transfer Transit

Authors and affiliations

  • Kamiel S. Gabriel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)Canada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-5143-3
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5142-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5143-2