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Experimental investigation of temperature and velocity distribution about a rocket jet

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Whitmore, Q. R. (1947) Experimental investigation of temperature and velocity distribution about a rocket jet. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12092008-140117

Abstract

The purpose of the investigation was to determine the temperature distribution and velocity profile surrounding the wake of a 1500 pound thrust liquid rocket motor. The temperature measurements were restricted to those 500°F and below. The velocities measured were in the region in which the temperature measurements were made.

The region in which the temperatures exceeded 500°F was found to be included within a solid angle of ten degrees. The high temperature region was found to be larger than the high velocity region.

The investigation was carried out during the academic year 1946-1947 at GALCIT Jet Propulsion Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Robert H. Boden.

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):
  • Boden, Robert H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1947
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12092008-140117
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12092008-140117
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4913
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:07 Jan 2009
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:12

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