In Situ X-ray Studies of metal alloy solidification in microgravity conditions – The XRMON project
|Title:||In Situ X-ray Studies of metal alloy solidification in microgravity conditions – The XRMON project||Authors:||Nguyen-Thi, Henri; Reinhart, Guillaume; Browne, David J.||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11975||Date:||15-Jun-2017||Online since:||2021-02-24T16:17:48Z||Abstract:||The performance of structural metallic materials is associated with the solidification microstructures, which are strongly dependent on gravity effects. Experimentation in a microgravity environment is a unique way to suppress these effects and to provide benchmark data for testing current theories of grain and microstructure formation. This contribution presents a summary of results obtained for directional solidification of Al-Cu alloys within the framework of the XRMON project. It is focussing on (i) the first ever microgravity experiment on solidification with in situ monitoring of metal alloys performed on board a sounding rocket and (ii) solidification experiments performed on board parabolic flights, where the effects of varying gravity level have been studied.||Funding Details:||European Space Agency (ESA)
French National Space Agency (CNES)
|Type of material:||Conference Publication||Keywords:||X-ray monitoring; Microgravity conditions; Aluminium-copper alloys; MASER 13 sounding rockets||Other versions:||http://pac.spaceflight.esa.int/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||The 23rd ESA Symposium on Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Visby, Sweden, 11-15 June 2017||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection|
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