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.

 

Team Members

 

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

Publications

Journal Papers

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.

3305-3316.

 

Conference Papers

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.

 

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