Preparations for Variable-Gravity Regolith Penetration with an Ultrasonically-Active Probe

Firstbrook, D. G. , Doherty, P., Timoney, R., Harkness, P. and Suñol, F. (2015) Preparations for Variable-Gravity Regolith Penetration with an Ultrasonically-Active Probe. In: 12th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Cologne, Germany, 15-19 June 2015,

Firstbrook, D. G. , Doherty, P., Timoney, R., Harkness, P. and Suñol, F. (2015) Preparations for Variable-Gravity Regolith Penetration with an Ultrasonically-Active Probe. In: 12th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Cologne, Germany, 15-19 June 2015,

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Abstract

The set of experiments proposed in this paper intend to investigate the properties of ultrasonic penetration through granular materials in hypergravity. As part of ESA's 6 th 'Spin Your Thesis' campaign, the University of Glasgow will be allowed to use the Large Diameter Centrifuge at the ESTEC facilities in Noordwijk, Netherlands, to achieve these hypergravity conditions. This paper describes the progress of the design and manufacture of the experimental apparatus, analysis of structural integrity to insure the rig can be subjected to the rigors of hypergravity, and discussion of the anticipated results and implications.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Firstbrook, David George and Timoney, Mr Ryan and Harkness, Dr Patrick
Authors: Firstbrook, D. G., Doherty, P., Timoney, R., Harkness, P., and Suñol, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
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