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An investigation of the interference effects of a sting support system on the pressure distribution over a body of revolution

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Schurmeier, Harris M. (1949) An investigation of the interference effects of a sting support system on the pressure distribution over a body of revolution. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09122007-131246

Abstract

The pressure distribution over a body of revolution was measured, both with and without a sting, or sting and simulated sting-support structure, present. The investigation was carried out in a wind tunnel at a low speed.

The results indicated that the changes in the pressure distribution over the body were small if the sting diameter was half the base diameter and the sting made reasonably long. The effects of the sting and sting-support structure were felt only over the aft 20 percent of the body and were such as to increase the pressure in all cases 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):
  • Bell, Richard William
Thesis Committee:
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard (chair)
  • Smith, J. E.
  • Bell, Richard William
Defense Date:1 January 1949
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09122007-131246
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09122007-131246
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:3507
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:12 Sep 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:00

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