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Calibration of the Merrill-G.A.L.C.I.T. wind-tunnel, and a suggestion for a variable cross-section on a small high-speed wind-tunnel

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Schwarzenbach, Jean Christophe (1942) Calibration of the Merrill-G.A.L.C.I.T. wind-tunnel, and a suggestion for a variable cross-section on a small high-speed wind-tunnel. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11252008-083306

Abstract

Speed, power and flow inclination calibration tests run in the Merrill-GALCIT wind-tunnel are described and results presented. A description of the new balance-system is included. Turbulence measurements with hot-wires were made in the tunnel at various speeds and with various screen configurations.

Tests run in a small scale model of the projected cooperative wind-tunnel at subsonic and sonic velocities are briefly described. A suggestion for introducing variable working- section walls in the new scale model undergoing construction is discussed and presented.

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):
  • Merrill, Albert Adams
Thesis Committee:
  • Merrill, Albert Adams (chair)
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang
  • Shevell, Richard
  • Corrsin, Stanley
Defense Date:1 January 1942
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11252008-083306
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11252008-083306
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4663
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:16 Dec 2008
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:10

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