Hlavka, George E. (1954) An approximate theory for potential flow through cascades of airfoils. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12162003-153722
A new analytic theory is presented for predicting certain characteristics of the plane potential flow through a cascade. The analysis is based on the assumption that the airfoils of the cascade deviate only slightly from straight lines.
The theory provides a means for obtaining higher order approximations than have been found heretofore. As a result it has been possible to evaluate the accuracy of existing first-order approximations.
In addition the first-order theory has been extended by the addition of a means for obtaining the variation of flow velocity and pressure at the airfoils, and the removal of certain restrictions on angle of attack.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Mechanical Engineering|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1954|
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|Deposited On:||09 Jan 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:13|
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