ISS SPHERES Fluid Slosh main objective is to gather long duration, low gravity slosh data in order to calibrate Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models of low gravity coupled fluid-vehicle behavior.
The experimental data is to be produced using video and inertial measurements of high mass fraction, low gravity slosh events taken across a sizeable test suite. The results provided should be a valuable resource in providing the first-ever long-term fluid slosh data at micro-gravity levels that can be used for benchmarking and anchoring of mathematical fluid slosh models of any form.
STMD Fluid Slosh experiment begins on the International Space Station
Principal Technologist: Ryan Stephan (email@example.com)
Project Manager: Paul Schallhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Overview of Key Subsystems
Boeing Delta IV Launch Vehicle – Pulse Settling Approach for Second Stage Hydrogen Propellant Management”, Acta Astronautica Volume 61, June-August 2007
The objective of the SLOSH experiment is to advance the understanding of low-gravity fluid behavior in order to reduce mission risk and uncertainty levels.