Marangoni Exp 1 (MEIS-1)

This page shows overall information of Marangoni Exp 1 (MEIS-1) including lists of investigators, sample material, related publication, and references of data, experiment cell, and facility. Click here to check the parameter index of the experiment and get related data.

title Chaos, Turbulence and its Transition Process in Marangoni Convection (series 1)
category Marangoni
type ISS Experiment
facility Fluid Physics Experiment Facility
cell Marangoni Surface
start date (GMT) 2008-08-19 (232)
end date (GMT) 2008-10-17 (291)
note Target: critical Delta T, Hydrothermal wave, Lquid Bridge separation, Detached mode -> Re-wetting
function name organization
PI Hiroshi KAWAMURA Tokyo University of Science
CI Koichi NISHINO Yokohama National University
CI Ichiro UENO Tokyo University of Science
CI Mitsuru ONISHI Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
CI Masahiro KAWAJI University of Toronto
Liquid Bridge
D (diameter) [mm] 30
L (length) [mm] 3 - 60
V/R (volume ratio = actual liquid bridge volume / straight liquid bridge volume) 0.85 - 0.95
Sample (working fluid)
material name silicone oil
manufacture Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
model number KF-96L-5CS
density @25degC. [kg/m3] 912.35
kinematic viscosity @25degC. [m2/s] 5.00E-6
temperature coefficient of surface tension [N/mK] -6.58E-05
thermal diffusivity [m2/s] 7.46E-08
Sample (dye)
Sample (tracer particle)
material name Gold-coated acrylic sphere particles
manufacture Soken Chemical & Engineering Co., Ltd.
diameter [micro meter] 180 30
amount 15 particles 0.3w% for L/R=0.64 liquid bridge
density @25degC. [kg/m3] 1364.27 1485.68
Related Publication
[1] Sato, F., Ueno, I., Kawamura, H., Nishino, K., Matsumoto, S., Ohnishi, M. and Sakurai, M., “Hydrothermal Wave Instability in a High-Aspect-Ratio Liquid Bridge of Pr > 200 – On-Orbit Experiments in the Japanese Experiment Module 'Kibo' aboard the International Space Station”, Microgravity Sci. Tec., 25, 43 (2013) DOI: 10.1007/s12217-012-9332-7
[2] Kawamura, H., Nishino, K., Matsumoto, S. and Ueno, I., “Report on Microgravity Experiments of Marangoni Convection Aboard International Space Station”, J. Heat Transfer, 134, 031005 (2012) DOI: 10.1115/1.4005145
[3] Yano, T., Nishino, K., Kawamura, H., Ueno, I., Matsumoto, S., Ohnishi, M. and Sakurai, M., “3-D PTV measurement of Marangoni convection in liquid bridge in space experiment”, Exp. Fluids, 53, 9 (2012) DOI: 10.1007/s00348-011-1136-9
[4] Yano, T., Nishino, K., Kawamura, H., Ueno, I., Matsumoto, S., Ohnishi, M. and Sakurai, M., “Space experiment on the instability of Marangoni convection in large liquid bridge – MEIS-4: Effect of Prandtl number –”, J. Phys., 327, 012029 (2011) DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/327/1/012029
[5] Sakagami, K., Goto, M., Matsumoto, S. and Ohkuma, H., Entering “A NEW REALM” of KIBO Payload Operations – Continuous efforts for microgravity experiment environment and lessons learned from real time experiment operations in KIBO –, J. Phys., 327, 012054 (2011) DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/327/1/012054
[6] Abe, Y., Ueno, I. and Kawamura, H., Dynamic Particle Accumulation Structure (PAS) due to Thermocapillary Effect in Non-Cylindrical Half-Zone Liquid Bridge, in Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena 1161 (Annuals of New York Academy of Sciences), pp.240-245, (2009) ed. Sadhal, S.S., Pub. Wiley-Blackwell, New York, ISBN 10: 1573317128 / ISBN 13: 9781573317122
[7] Ueno I, Abe Y, Noguchi K, Kawamura H., Dynamic particle accumulation structure (PAS) in half-zone liquid bridge – Reconstruction of particle motion by 3-D PTV, Adv. Space Res., 41, 2145 (2008) DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2007.08.039
[8] Abe Y, Ueno I and Kawamura H., Effect of shape of HZ liquid bridge on particle accumulation structure (PAS)., Microgravity Sci. Tech., 19, 84 (2007) DOI: 10.1007/BF02915760
[9] Tanaka, S., Ueno, I., Kawamura, H. and Schwabe, D., Flow structure and dynamic particle accumulation in thermocapillary convection in a liquid bridge, Phys. Fluids, 18, 067103 (2006) DOI: 10.1063/1.2208289
[10] Nishimura, M., Ueno, I., Nishino, K. and Kawamura, H., 3-D PTV measurement of oscillatory thermocapillary convection in half-zone liquid bridge, Exp. Fluids, 38, 285 (2005) DOI: 10.1007/s00348-004-0885-0
[11] Ueno, I., Tanaka, S., Kawamura, H., Various flow patterns in thermocapillary convection in half-zone liquid bridge of high Prandtl number fluid, Adv. Space Res., 32, 143 (2003) DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(03)90244-4
[12] Ueno, I., Tanaka, S., and Kawamura, H., Oscillatory and Chaotic Thermocapillary Convection in a Half-Zone Liquid Bridge, Phys. Fluids, 15, 408 (2003) DOI: 10.1063/1.1531993
file name note
meis1_parameter.pdf (136KB) Experiment parameter list of Marangoni Exp 1 (MEIS-1).
meis1_profile.pdf (6,686KB) Temperature profiles for all experiments of Marangoni Exp 1 (MEIS-1).
meis_telemetry_list.pdf (141KB) Telemetry list and Acronyms of Marangoni Experiment.
aos_los.pdf (12KB) Chart of AOS/LOS of satellite communications.
ms30_functional_diagram.pdf (31KB) Functional diagram of Marangoni Surface (MS30).
ms30_cooling_disk.pdf (34KB) Drawing, cooling disk of Marangoni Surface (MS30).
ms30_heating_disk_detail.pdf (183KB) Drawing, heating disk of Marangoni Surface (MS30).
ms30_3d_camera_dimension.pdf (31KB) Drawing, optical dimensions of 3D camera with liquid bridge (MS30).
ms30_observation_system_layout.pdf (41KB) Drawing, observation systems layout of Marangoni Surface (MS30).
ms30_surface_velocity_system_dimension.pdf (37KB) Drawing, surface velocity observation system of Marangoni Surface (MS30).