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Transonic Flow Past Cone-Cylinders


Solomon, George Edward (1953) Transonic Flow Past Cone-Cylinders. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/DE4W-ZJ43.


Experimental results are presented for transonic flow past cone-cylinder, axially symmetric bodies. The drag coefficient, surface Mach number, etc. are studied as the free stream Mach number is varied and, wherever possible, the experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions. Interferometric results for several typical flow configurations are shown and an example of shock-free supersonic to subsonic compression is experimentally demonstrated. The theoretical problem of transonic flow past finite cones is discussed briefly and an approximate solution of the axially symmetric transonic equations, valid for a semi-infinite cone, is presented.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautics and Physics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Minor Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang (advisor)
  • Cole, Julian D. (advisor)
  • Roshko, Anatol (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1953
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05122003-103200
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ID Code:1732
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Deposited On:13 May 2003
Last Modified:07 Jun 2023 20:16

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