Accession Number : AD0681759

Title :   PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF LIQUID BEHAVIOR IN A LOW-G FIELD,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Li,Ta

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A preliminary analysis to determine the stable configuration of liquids in a gravitational field was carried out. The results obtained are in agreement with those previously determined for the cases of a zero-g field and a 1-g field. The nondimensionalized, nonlinear, second order differential equation, resulting from a variational problem and solved in the form of an infinite series, suggests that similarity tests can be carried out in a laboratory instead of in an airplane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUIDS, STABILITY), (*BOILING, *GRAVITY), TANKS(CONTAINERS), HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, HEAT TRANSFER, WETTING

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE