Going with the flow: Microgravity fluid physics

Academic Article


  • The research on microgravity fluid physics program is discussed. The five major research areas include, complex fluids, multiphase flows and phase change, interfacial phenomena, biofluid mechanics, and dynamics and instabilities. The results of research have provided valuable insights into fundamental fluid behavior that apply to both terrestrial and space environments. Research on fluids management and heat transfer, in both propulsion and life-support systems, has contributed greatly to US leadership in space exploration.
  • Published In

  • Aerospace America  Journal
  • Author List

  • Singh BS; Kohl FJ; Alexander JI
  • Start Page

  • 20
  • End Page

  • 22
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 10