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Preliminary studies in the determination of the volumetric properties of nitrogen using a ballistic piston apparatus

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Wilburn, Norman Patrick (1958) Preliminary studies in the determination of the volumetric properties of nitrogen using a ballistic piston apparatus. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01232006-081105

Abstract

A ballistic piston apparatus is described briefly. The instruments in the apparatus and the associated external measuring circuits are discussed in detail. The differential equations which describe the energy and material transport in the axially-collapsing cylindrical sample-gas chamber are derived and solved numerically. Compressibility factors are calculated for nitrogen gas employing data obtained from two tests made on the ballistic piston apparatus. Temperatures in this investigation range from 2300° to 3300° R, and pressures from 1000 to 6300 pounds per square inch absolute.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Sage, Bruce H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1958
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01232006-081105
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01232006-081105
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:291
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:24 Jan 2006
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:28

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