Fluid Sciences and Materials Science in Space

A European Perspective

  • H. U. Walter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. The Environment of Earth-Orbiting Systems

    1. H. Hamacher, B. Fitton, J. Kingdon
      Pages 1-50
  3. Fluid Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Fluid Physics

      1. I. Martinez, J. M. Haynes, D. Langbein
        Pages 53-81
      2. J. C. Legros, A. Sanfeld, M. Velarde
        Pages 83-139
    3. Physical Chemistry

      1. J. Richter, H. Behret
        Pages 141-157
      2. Y. Malmejac, G. Frohberg
        Pages 159-190
      3. G. H. Findenegg, M. M. Telo da Gama
        Pages 191-219
      4. D. Beysens, J. Straub, D. J. Turner
        Pages 221-256
      5. A. Bewersdorff, P. Borckmans, S. C. Müller
        Pages 257-289
      6. J. J. Dordain, F. C. Lockwood
        Pages 291-309
  4. Materials Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Crystal Growth

      1. D. T. J. Hurle, G. Müller, R. Nitsche
        Pages 313-354
      2. E. Kaldis, R. Cadoret, E. Schönherr
        Pages 355-404
      3. A. Authier, K. W. Benz, M. C. Robert, F. Wallrafen
        Pages 405-449
      4. J. Drenth, J. R. Helliwell, W. Littke
        Pages 451-476
    3. Alloys, Composites and Glasses

      1. J. J. Favier, J. D. Hunt, P. R. Sahm
        Pages 477-516
      2. B. Predel, L. Ratke, H. Fredriksson
        Pages 517-565
      3. H. J. Sprenger, J. Pötschke, C. Potard, V. Rogge
        Pages 567-597
      4. J. Zarzycki, G. H. Frischat, D. M. Herlach
        Pages 599-636
    4. Analysis of the Limitations of Microgravity and Applications

      1. H. U. Walter, C. Belouet, Y. Malméjac
        Pages 681-730
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 731-745

About this book


The peaceful use of space flight systems for research and technological devel­ opments in the context of promoting European and international cooperation represents the essential motivation for the programmes of the European Space Agency (ESA). One of ESA's programmes is dedicated to microgravity research, which is now an established discipline in Europe, with a dedicated group of scientists participating. The Challenger disaster has resulted in a serious dis­ continuity of flight opportunities in the next few years but the forthcoming International Space Station, new launchers and reentry vehicles are expected to provide ample opportunities for microgravity research in the long term. Meanwhile parabolic aircraft flights, sounding rockets as well as the delayed Shuttle-dependent missions, Spacelab D-2, the IML-missions and EURECA I, will be employed to keep microgravity experimenters reasonably busy in the interim period. To prepare the ground for these activities, both regarding research and experiment facilities, an in-depth analysis of the state of the art is an essential requirement at this time. Such an analysis is presented in this volume. It ad­ dresses all of the topics that have been identified to be of relevance. Besides a presentation of the fundamental aspects justifying microgravity research, the results of experiments already performed are reviewed and recommendations for future activities are made. Close to fifty European scientists have cooper­ ated in the preparation of this volume and their dedicated and concerted effort is greatly appreciated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. U. Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.Microgravity OfficeEuropean Space AgencyParis Cedex 15France

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46615-1
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