Engineering PhD student takes part in a parabolic flight campaign at the European Space Agency
The Engineering PhD student Ali Alqahtani travelled to Bordeaux (France) to participate in the 77th Parabolic Flight Campaign of the European Space Agency (ESA). During a parabolic flight, the centrifugal force on the aircraft balances gravity, so that passengers on board become weightless as if they were in space. Over a period of one week, Ali completed 93 parabolas across three flights to test the performance of a novel two-phase passive heat transfer device in the absence of buoyancy.
A novel two-phase passive heat transfer device
Ali Alqahtani is a member of Dr Volfango Bertola's research group