Cryogenic Liquids in the Absence of Gravity

Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 7)


Capillary action In an ordinary gravitational field was studied by prominent mathematicians and physicists, among them Gauss, Laplace, Young, Rayleigh, and Kelvin. Numerical and graphical solutions to the capillary equation were published by Bashforth and Adams as early as 1883. Simple equilibrium configurations In the absence of gravity were experimentally determined by Plateau by matching densities of a liquid—liquid model In 1873; important works on dynamical problems of liquid were incorporated in Chapters XI and XII of Lamb’s book, “Hydrodynamics.”


Contact Angle Vapor Bubble Stable Configuration Flight Test Mechanical Disturbance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Li
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  1. 1.General Dynamics/AstronauticsSan DiegoUSA

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