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On the design and use of a flexible nozzle for the Galcit tronsonic tunnel

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Dhawan, Satish (1949) On the design and use of a flexible nozzle for the Galcit tronsonic tunnel. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-04202004-110634

Abstract

Some aspects concerning the design of flexible nozzles for use in supersonic wind tunnels are discussed. Methods are investigated for matching the deflection patterns of nozzle plates and the theoretical aerodynamic shapes required for uniform, parallel, shockfree flow. Application of the design procedures to the Galcit 4" x 10", transonic wind tunnel is detailed. As a demonstration of a use of the tunnel, the Mach number of shock detachment from a 10[degree] wedge (half angle) is experimentally investigated.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1949
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04202004-110634
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-04202004-110634
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:1422
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:23 Apr 2004
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:37

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