Ground-based activities in preparation of SELENE ISS experiment on self-rewetting fluids

R. Savino, Y. Abe, D. Castagnolo, G. P. Celata, O. Kabov, M. Kawaji, M. Sato, K. Tanaka, J. R. Thome, S. Van Vaerenbergh

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SELENE (SELf rewetting fluids for thermal ENErgy management) is a microgravity experiment proposed to the European Space Agency (ESA) in response to the Announcement of Opportunities for Physical Sciences. Main objectives of the microgravity research onboard ISS include the quantitative investigation of heat transfer performances of "self-rewetting fluids" and "nano self-rewetting fluids" in model heat pipes and validation of adequate theoretical and numerical modelling able to predict their behaviour in microgravity conditions. This article summarizes the results of ground-based research activities in preparation of the microgravity experiments. They include: 1) thermophysical properties measurements; 2) study of thermo-soluto-capillary effects in micro-channels; 3) numerical modelling; 4) thermal and concentration distribution measurements with optical (e.g. interferometric) and intrusive techniques; 5) surface tension-driven effects and thermal performances test on different capillary structures and heat pipes; 6) breadboards development and support to definition of scientific requirements.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Номер статьи012032
ЖурналJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Номер выпуска1
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 янв 2011
Событие4th International Symposium on Physical Sciences in Space, ISPS-4 - Bonn, Германия
Продолжительность: 11 июл 201115 июл 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Savino, R., Abe, Y., Castagnolo, D., Celata, G. P., Kabov, O., Kawaji, M., Sato, M., Tanaka, K., Thome, J. R., & Vaerenbergh, S. V. (2011). Ground-based activities in preparation of SELENE ISS experiment on self-rewetting fluids. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 327(1), [012032].