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An experimental investigation of wind tunnel wall interference on rolling and yawing moments due to deflected ailerons

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Koch, Walter Louis (1939) An experimental investigation of wind tunnel wall interference on rolling and yawing moments due to deflected ailerons. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10282005-141733

Abstract

Wind tunnel tests were made on a model wing with deflected ailerons in both open- and closed-jet configurations of a small wind tunnel. Rolling and yawing moments and lift were measured at various angles of attack. The wind tunnel wall interference on rolling and yawing moments is determined by comparison of the open- and closed-jet results. An approximate comparison with available theories is included. It appears that the interference effects measured are somewhat smaller than predicted by the theories.

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 (advisor)
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1939
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10282005-141733
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10282005-141733
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4285
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:01 Nov 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:07

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