Thermophysics: Applications to Thermal Design of Spacecraft - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125351232, 9780323144902

Thermophysics: Applications to Thermal Design of Spacecraft

1st Edition

Editors: Jerry Bevans
eBook ISBN: 9780323144902
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 598
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Thermophysics: Applications to Thermal Design of Spacecraft is a collection of technical papers presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics's 7th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, held on January 20-22, 1969, in New York and 4th Thermophysics Conference, held on June 16-18, 1969, in San Francisco, California. Contributors explore the applications of thermophysics to thermal design of spacecraft and tackle topics ranging from conduction and radiation to convection, phase change, and thermal design techniques.

Comprised of 26 chapters, this volume begins with a discussion on experimental thermophysical properties, focusing on topics such as contact thermal resistance theory and experiment; optics and engineering in thermophysics; and crystal growth during melting and freezing and its application to phase change in thermal control. The physical parameters affecting radiation property degradation under simulated space environmental conditions are also considered. Radiative analysis is treated in the next section, with emphasis on surface effects upon radiative properties; two-component heat pipes; parametric thermal control requirements for future manned spacecraft; and thermal considerations of a landed vehicle on the surface of Mars.

This book should be of interest to practitioners in astronautics and aeronautics.

Table of Contents


Preface


The Thermophysics Committee, 1968 and 1969


Editorial Committee for Volume 23


I. Expiremental Thermophysical Properties


1.1 Conduction


Thermal Isolation with Low-Conductance Interstitial Materials under Compressive Loads


Thermal Contact Resistance Measurements at Ambient Pressures of One Atmosphere to 3 X 10-12 mm Hg and Comparison with Theoretical Predictions


Column Method of Measuring Thermal Conductivity of Gases: Results on Carbon Monoxide and Oxygen


1.2 Radiation


Portable Reflectometer


Investigation of a Model for Bidirectional Reflectance of Rough Surfaces


Solar Absorptance and Hemispherical Emittance of Various Metals at Space Conditions


1.3 Combined Radiation, Convection, and/or Conduction A Study of Heat-Transfer Processes in Multilayer Insulations


Opacified Fibrous Insulations


Techniques for Improving the Thermal Performance of Low-Density Fibrous Insulation


1.4 Phase Change


Microscopic Observation of Interfacial Phenomena


1.5 Space Environmental Effects upon Radiation Properties


Radiation-Induced Absorption Bands in Spacecraft Thermal Control Coating Pigments


Electron Energy Dependance for In-Vacuum Degradation and Recovery in Thermal Control Surfaces


Results from the ATS-3 Reflectometer Experiment


II. Analytical Predictions of Thermophysical Properties


II.1 Radiation from a Bounded Medium


Distribution of Solar Energy Reflected from Earth by a Scattering Atmosphere


Radiative Equilibrium of a Gray Medium Bounded by Nonisothermal Walls


Directional Emittance from Emitting, Absorbing, and Scattering Media


II.2 Surface Radiation Propertie

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No. of pages:
598
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1970
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323144902

About the Editor

Jerry Bevans

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