Aqueous foam experiments in the Maxus 6 rocketTowards the development of an iss module

Authors Organisations
  • S. Marze(Author)
    Laboratoire de Physique des Solides
  • A. Saint-Jalmes(Author)
    Laboratoire de Physique des Solides
  • D. Langevin(Author)
    Laboratoire de Physique des Solides
  • Simon Cox(Author)
    Internal Aberystwyth Funding
  • D. Weaire(Author)
    Trinity College Dublin
Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Pages573-578
Number of pages6
Edition590
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event17th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Sandefjord, Norway
Duration: 30 May 200502 Jun 2005

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NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566

Conference

Conference17th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
CountryNorway
CitySandefjord
Period30 May 200502 Jun 2005
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Abstract

We report results of aqueous foam experiments performed in the Maxus 6 sounding rocket, dealing both with technological and scientific issues. On the technological side, the performed tests concern the methods for controlled foam generation and destruction. On the scientific side, we present the results of an imbibition experiment, in which some liquid is injected into the foam and its propagation followed by electrical conductimetry. Comparisons with numerical simulations are made, evidencing a good agreement.