Behavior of rapidly sheared bubble suspensions

A. S. Sangani, V. I. Kushch, M. Hoffmann, H. Nahra, D. L. Koch, Y. Tsang

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An experiment to be carried out aboard the International Space Station is described. A suspension consisting of millimeter-sized bubbles in water containing some dissolved salt, which prevents bubbles from coalescing, will be sheared in a Couette cylindrical cell. Rotation of the outer cylinder will produce centrifugal force which will tend to accumulate the bubbles near the inner wall. The shearing will enhance collisions among bubbles creating thereby bubble phase pressure that will resist the tendency of the bubbles to accumulate near the inner wall. The bubble volume fraction and velocity profiles will be measured and compared with the theoretical predictions. Ground-based research on measurement of bubble phase properties and flow in vertical channel are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 Conference and Exhibit on International Space Station Utilization - Cape Canaveral, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2001Oct 18 2001


Other2001 Conference and Exhibit on International Space Station Utilization
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCape Canaveral, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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