SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - FUTURE FLIGHT PROGRAM
03/31/00

Paper Describes Simulations Benefiting the Flight Experiment DYNAMX

Prof. Steve Boyd of the University of New Mexico prepared a paper on the results from new supercomputer solutions for the fully time-dependent modeling of the superfluid/normal fluid interface advance in microgravity. These results, which are critical to the experimental timeline for the Critical Dynamics in Microgravity Experiment (DYNAMX), indicate that the DYNAMX scans may be made accurately at higher heat flux at a much faster interface velocity than had been predicted using quasi-static simulations. DYNAMX PI Prof. Robert Duncan, a co-author on this paper, presented it at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society on March 21, 2000.



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