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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Materials Research in Reduced Gravity
Presentation Title Installation and Operation of the Electromagnetic Levitator EML on ISS and Experiment Preparation
Author(s) Stephan Schneider, Angelika Diefenbach, Julianna Schmitz, Sandra Schumann
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Stephan Schneider
Abstract Scope EML is an electromagnetic levitation facility of the ESA aiming at processing liquid metals under microgravity and thus reduced electromagnetic field and convection conditions. The EML was installed 2014 in the European Drawer Rack inside the Columbus Module by the German astronaut Alexander Gerst. The on-orbit experiment performance is embedded in an extensive ground support program. Pre-mission, the sample characterization, experiment planning, parameter development and finally experiment validation with the operational model were performed. Then the experiment parameters are uploaded to the facility and are performed on orbit. After the experiment performance, the scientific data are provided to the involved scientists for analysis and are archived at MUSC. We present an overview of the performed EML activities from installation over commissioning to the conduction of the first science runs on six selected samples and give a deeper insight to the necessary preparation steps to run experiments in the EML.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: A print-only volume

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

A Review on Thermophysical Property Measurements of Liquid Metallic Drops on Parabolic Flights, Texus Rocket Flights and the International Space Station
Analysis of a Rotating Magnetic Field on the THM growth of CZT in Microgravity
Analysis of Particle Engulfment Dynamics during Solidification
Coarsening of Dendrites in Solid-Liquid Mixtures: The Low Volume Fraction Limit.
Crystal Nucleation and Growth from Levitated Aqueous Solutions Using Electrostatic Levitation
Dendritic Growth Kinetics in Undercooled Melts of Pure Fe under Static Magnetic Fields
Dynamics of Eutectic Solidification Patterns in Diffusive Conditions
Dynamics of Microstructure Formation in 3D Directional Solidification of Transparent Model Alloys under Microgravity: Analysis of the Primary Spacing Evolution
Effect of Thermal Drift on the Initial Transient Behavior in Directional Solidification of a Bulk Transparent Model Alloy
Electromagnetic Levitation Processing on the International Space Station
Evaluation of the MICAST#2-12 Al-7wt%Si Sample Directionally Solidified Aboard the International Space Station
Growth Morphology and Velocity of Undercooled Fe-B Alloys under Different Fluid Flow Conditions
In Situ Investigation of the Effects of Gravity Level Variations on the Directional Solidification Microstructures during Parabolic Flights
Influence of Convection on the Dendrite/Eutectic Growth Velocity in Cu-Zr Alloys (project MULTIPHAS)
Installation and Operation of the Electromagnetic Levitator EML on ISS and Experiment Preparation
Metallic Liquid Structures, Properties, and Phase Transitions – Ground-Based Studies for ISS Experiments
Metastable Phase Formation from Undercooled Melt in Peritectic Systems under Terrestrial and Microgravity Conditions: Fe-Co vs. Ti-Al
Microstructure Evolution in Undercooled Al-Fe Melts
Modeling of Gravitational Effects on Particle Settling and Shape Distortion During Liquid-Phase Sintering of Tungsten Heavy Alloys
Numerical Simulation of the Oscillation and Damping of Core-Shell-Structured Iron-Slag Droplets for the Measurements of Surface Tension and Viscosity in Reduced Gravity
Phase-field Modeling of Cellular and Dendritic Microstructure Formation during Directional Solidification of Binary Alloys under Diffusive Growth Conditions: Dynamical Selection of the Primary Spacing
Rapid Quench in an Electrostatic Levitator
Reduced-gravity Measurements of the Effect of Oxygen on Properties of Zirconium
Simulation of Shrinkage-induced Segregation in Multicomponent Multiphase Alloys during Reduced-gravity Solidification
Thermophysical and Kinetic Properties of Fe60Cr21Ni19 - Measurements under Reduced Gravity Conditions

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