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
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)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1958|
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|Deposited On:||24 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:28|
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