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Author Lappa, Marcello.

Title Fluids, materials and microgravity : numerical techniques and insights into physics / Marcello Lappa.

Imprint Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 520 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Space research -- Fundamental concepts, mathematical models and scaling analysis for the microgravity environment -- Dispersed droplets and metal alloys -- Growth of semiconductors : the floating zone technique -- Macromolecular crystal growth : surface kinetics and morphological studies -- Macromolecular crystal growth at macroscopic length scales -- The growth of biological tissues.
Summary Each year, universities and research centres most particularly the major space agencies such as NASA, ESA, and NASDA devote a vast amount of time and money into the research of materials behaviour and production in microgravity. Recently, the possibility of creating special alloys, inorganic and organic crystals, as well as biological (living) tissues in this condition has been investigated. Fluids, Materials and Microgravity provides a solid basis of established knowledge through literature, fundamental studies, experimental methods, numerical (basic and sophisticated) techniques as well as the latest in research advancements. Important for the prediction of material behaviour when exposed to the environment of space, this book explores the new knowledge provided by microgravity-based studies in producing unique inorganic, and organic materials on Earth (and in designing related new technological processes). A vital resource for any scientists interested in the understanding and modelling of the new important physical mechanisms disclosed by microgravity research, and in their possible effect on the production and behaviour of materials both in space and on Earth. A vital resource for any scientists interested in the effect of microgravity on the production and behaviour of materials. * Covers typical fluid-dynamic disturbances which can affect the behaviour and final quality of materials both in space and on Earth, and possible strategies to contain their effects. * Thorough attention is devoted to the most promising and innovative technological processes provided by microgravity experimentation. * Information is provided through application-based engineering models, as well as mathematical frameworks, to facilitate a deeper understanding of physical mechanisms.
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Subject Reduced gravity environments -- Mathematical models.
Liquids -- Effect of reduced gravity on.
Materials -- Effect of reduced gravity on.
Liquids -- Effect of reduced gravity on. (OCoLC)fst00999694
Materials -- Effect of reduced gravity on. (OCoLC)fst01011822
Gravité réduite.
Semiconducteurs -- Effets de la gravité réduite.
Alliages -- Effets de la gravité réduite.
Matériaux organiques -- Effets de la gravité réduite.
Other Form: Print version: Lappa, Marcello. Fluids, materials and microgravity. Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier, 2004 008044508X 9780080445083 (DLC) 2006279978 (OCoLC)56912335
ISBN 9780080445083
Standard No. AU@ 000060851240
CHNEW 001005549
DEBBG BV042315669
DEBSZ 405300972
GBVCP 878882537
NZ1 12432690
NZ1 15191069

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