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Investigation of effect of energy dissipation behind a detached shock wave on total head measurements

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Staros, Basil (1950) Investigation of effect of energy dissipation behind a detached shock wave on total head measurements. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03112009-092800

Abstract

The flow field behind a detached shock wave, created by a blunt body in a supersonic air stream, is analyzed with respect to energy dissipation through the action of viscosity in the fluid stress field near the axis of symmetry. This energy dissipation is related to the rise in entropy, and consequently to the additional drop in reservoir pressure beyond that given by the Rayleigh pilot tube formula. The method is applied to the calculations of an apparent defect in reservoir pressure, for more precise calculations of free stream Mach numbers using total head tube measurements.

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):
  • Stewart, Homer Joseph
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1950
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03112009-092800
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03112009-092800
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:930
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:13 Mar 2009
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:33

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