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Tesi etd-05222016-203247


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
PICCHI, NICOLA
email address
nicola.picchi@gmail.com
URN
etd-05222016-203247
Title
RUBI - Reference mUltiscale Boiling Investigation: FSL EC project overview, functional and performance analysis and procedures development
Struttura
INGEGNERIA DELL'ENERGIA, DEI SISTEMI, DEL TERRITORIO E DELLE COSTRUZIONI
Corso di studi
INGEGNERIA ENERGETICA
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Franco, Alessandro
relatore Prof. Di Marco, Paolo
Parole chiave
  • microgravity
  • pool boiling
Data inizio appello
09/06/2016;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
09/06/2019
Riassunto analitico
Microgravity allows several investigation and analysis most of the time hardly reproducible on ground environment. Natural phenomena are influenced by gravity that in some cases affects their duration. A clear example is the fluid dynamic that totally changes in a reduced gravity environment. Several fields of this science branch were analysed and are planned to be studied in the Fluid Science Lab installed in the Columbus Module of the International Space Station and one of this is the boiling phenomenon.
RUBI is a project proposed and prototyped by a wide science community were University of Pisa takes part, whereas it is developed, manufactured integrated and tested by Airbus Defence and Space. The objective of this experiment is to investigate boiling in order to optimize many ground and space technologies.
This thesis is a work developed in the frame of RUBI project focused on three main topic strictly connected one each other. The first one is the detailed study and description of the whole experiment considering the subsystems, their interactions and how the system engineering design has been developed according to the scientific proposals.
The second one concerns the functionality and performances investigation and test of the experiment container conducted in Airbus DS facilities followed by the results analysis. From this derives the third topic that is the development of test procedures and part of the experiment procedure.
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