Experimental setup for the study of the effects of vibrations on multiphase systems in suborbital flights
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We present an experimental setup for the study of the effects of controlled harmonic vibrations applied on multiphase systems in microgravity. This setup was recently launched onboard an ESA/DLR/SNSB Mini-Texus rocket with the aim to obtain data for the study of vibrations on two-phase flows with different liquids. We present preliminary results on the behaviour of bubbles under high acceleration variations. The experimental setup is ready to fly using the same test cell or a new one with different contents. We propose a new experiment consisting of the study of the interaction of granular media with different fluids under harmonic vibrations in microgravity.
CitacióArias, S.; Suñol, F.; González, R. Experimental setup for the study of the effects of vibrations on multiphase systems in suborbital flights. A: Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference. "Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 2011". Orlando: 2011, p. 58.