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A comparison of theoretical and experimental pressure distributions at high speed about the N.A.C.A. 4412 airfoil

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Moyers, Frank N. (1940) A comparison of theoretical and experimental pressure distributions at high speed about the N.A.C.A. 4412 airfoil. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09152005-142724

Abstract

The general problem of aerodynamics is the determination of the forces and moments imposed on a stationary body immersed in a moving fluid. The problem is soluble if a mathematical calculation of the velocity distribution throughout the fluid can be made. The application of certain restrictions facilitates the calculation. Without great loss of usefulness we may restrict the motion to a steady, uniform, and rectilinear flow from infinity. With considerable loss of usefulness but with tremendous simplification in calculation we may add the further restrictions that the fluid be non-viscous and incompressible. Upon these assumptions the problem may be solved by utilizing two physical relationships, namely, the equations of motion and continuity.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
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
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1940
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09152005-142724
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09152005-142724
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:3550
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:00

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