McClellan, Robert (1955) Equilibrium temperature and heat transfer characteristics of hot wires in supersonic flow. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12042003-105304
An experimental investigation was made of two problems that are fundamental to the application of hot wire anemometry in a supersonic flow. First, the equilibrium temperature of a wire in supersonic flow was established as a function of the flow parameters. Second, the heat loss law for a heated wire in a supersonic flow was determined. In the latter case it was shown that the heat loss, represented by a Nusselt number, is a function of Reynolds number only, with the temperature loading as a parameter. There is no Mach number effect from M = 1.80 to M = 4.54, the range of the present experiments.
The results show that the hot wire should be a satisfactory instrument for the measurement of both mean values and fluctuations of the mass flow and the stagnation temperature.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1955|
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|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2003|
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