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The transverse force distribution on ellipsoidal and nearly ellipsoidal bodies moving in an arbitrary potential flow

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Oswald, W. Bailey (1932) The transverse force distribution on ellipsoidal and nearly ellipsoidal bodies moving in an arbitrary potential flow. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09062007-141717

Abstract

The forces acting on an airship moving in a certain field of flow and the resulting path of motion are the result of numerous aerodynamic factors. These factors are principally skin friction drag, form drag, induced drag, aerodynamic transverse force distribution, lateral and longitudinal inertial and static force distribution, lift, and moments arising from all above factors. With the exception of aerodynamic transverse force distribution, lift, and induced drag, these factors are either small or may be determined by methods now available.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Von Kármán, Theodore (advisor)
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard (advisor)
  • Tollmien, Walter (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1932
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09062007-141717
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09062007-141717
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:3366
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:11 Sep 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:59

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