Free Surface Flows under Compensated Gravity Conditions
The work described in this book was performed during my employment at the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) of the University of Bremen in the years 1994 to 2006. Some of the results were published in papers and reports by (in alphabetical order) Jens Gerstmann, MarkMichaelis, Antje Ohlho?,Uwe Rosendahl,Michael Stange, GerritW¨ olk, and myself. The contents of these papers are partly included in this work to make it a thorough and comprehensive document. I am very grateful to my colleagues since this book would have never been possible without their cooperation. First of all I would like to express my gratitude to the head of ZARM, the chair for mechanics and ?uid mechanics in the faculty of production - gineering and technology of the University of Bremen, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans J. Rath, who gave me the freedom and the possibilities to perform this work. Furthermore, I acknowledge with great pleasure the cooperation with my c- leagues (in alphabetical order) Dr. Volker Baumbach, Dr. Christian Berg, Frank Ciecior, Dennis Haake, Dr. Armin de Lazzer, Holger Faust, Carsten Fechtmann, Dr. Jens Gerstmann, Dr. Aleksander Grah, Dennis Haake, Prof. Dieter Langbein, Ronald Mairose, Dr. Mark Michaelis, Dr. Karine Odic, Dr. Antje Ohlho?, Peter Prengel, Uwe Rosendahl, Dr. Uwe Schmid, Markus Stadtlander, Dr. Michael Stange, Malte Stief, and Dr. Gerrit W¨ olk.