Freezing of a Long Liquid Column on the Texus-18 Sounding Rocket Flight

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Freezing of a Long Liquid Column on the Texus-18 Sounding Rocket Flight

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E.U.I.T. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Keywords
  • AeronáUtica

Abstract

A free-surface cylindrical column of water (86 mm long by 30 mm diameter) was established during the first minute of microgravity on a sounding-rocket flight. Cooling was applied at one of the supporting discs to permit the advance of the solidification front and free-surface deformation to be observed during the ensuing 5 min of microgravity. The solidification front remained planar and the free surface remained cylindrical throughout, until affected by re-entry deceleration.

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