SHIVA (Space Holography Investigation in a Virtual Apparatus)
A NASA spaceflight program, exploits a unique, holography-based, diagnostics tool to test and apply a more general
analysis of particle motion in viscous flows. The theory describes particle dynamics and heat transfer in a microgravity
environment. After the main features of the analytical solution have been validated it will be used as a tool for making additional
measurements of the microgravity environment. Our experiment will be optimized for testing the model, measuring g, g-jitter, and
other microgravity phenomena. We will also collect data for which no current theory exists. Ground experiments and analysis have
been conducted by the investigator team to support the flight experiment.
Jim Trolinger, MetroLaser Inc.
Roger Rangel, University of California, Irvine
Carlos Coimbra, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Bill Witherow, Jan Rogers, NASA MSFC
Ravi Lal, Alabama A&M University
C.F.M. Coimbra, and R.H. Rangel (1998). "General Solution of the Particle Momentum Equation in
Unsteady Stokes Flows" - Journal of Fluid Mechanics (370) pp. 53-72.
C.F.M. Coimbra, D.K. Edwards, and R.H. Rangel (1998). "Heat Transfer in a Homogeneous
Suspension Including Radiation and History Effects" - AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat
Transfer (12) pp. 304-312.
C.F.M. Coimbra, and R.H. Rangel (2000). "Unsteady Heat Transfer in the Harmonic Heating of a
Dilute Suspension of Small Particles" - International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (43) pp.
C.F.M. Coimbra and R.H. Rangel (1998). "Fractional Calculus Solution of the Particle Momentum
Equation in Stokes Flows" - Proceedings of the 7th Brazilian Thermal Science Meeting (VII Encit) - Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
C.F.M. Coimbra and R.H. Rangel (1999). "Spherical Particle Motion in Unsteady Viscous Flows" -
AIAA paper 99-1031 - presented at the 37th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno -
USA. (Best Paper in Microgravity Sciences Award - AIAA, 1999).
J.D. Trolinger, R.H. Rangel, C.F.M. Coimbra, W. Whiterow, and J. Rogers (2000). "SHIVA: A
Spaceflight Holography Investigation in a Virtual Apparatus" - presented at the 38th AIAA Aerospace
Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno - USA.