In the present work are reported ground-reference results from a series of transient solidification experiments with the organic eutectic alloys SCN-23.6 DC (wt.%) and SCN-24.2DC-0.5NPG (wt.%), which have been performed in preparation of microgravity experiments using a new multi-user facility called Transparent Alloys or DIRSOL. In 1g lab conditions we investigated the response of rod-like eutectic patterns to imposed transients, involving defined acceleration and deceleration of the growth velocity.
The island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) is characterized by a large variability of volcanic rocks reflecting its volcanic evolution. The geological map provided by Geological Survey of Spain at 1:25.000 scale shows more than 109 different lithologies and it is too complex for environmental and engineering purposes.
An extensive numerical investigation of the heat transport enhancement achieved by the thermocapillary effect during the melting of Phase Change Materials in microgravity is presented. The phase change transition is analysed for the high Prandtl number paraffin n-octadecane in a two-dimensional rectangular container subjected to isothermal conditions along the lateral boundaries.
People are generally unable to accurately determine their own body measurements and to translate this knowledge to identifying a model/avatar that best represents their own body. This inability has not only been related to health problems (e.g. anorexia nervosa), but has important practical implications as well (e.g. online retail).
The special words and combinations of two words (so-called collocations) that are specific references within a specialty language collectively constitute the terminology of that specialty language and characterize that language.
A Vibration-Based Method for assessing the integrity of welded structures is presented. The proposed technique relies on fitting theoretical predictions of a lumped mass-based model of the welding with experimental measurements obtained from modal analysis.