A Caltech Library Service

Spectroscopic Studies of Heated Salts Behind Shock Fronts


Dawson, Victor Charles Douglas (1959) Spectroscopic Studies of Heated Salts Behind Shock Fronts. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/A9DJ-HB94.


Part I: Qualitative Spectroscopic Studies of Heated Salts Behind Shock Fronts: Experimental studies have been conducted on the type of radiation produced from various materials by means of shock waves. As is to be expected, the observed spectra, which are similar to spark and arc spectra, are strongly dependent upon the shock conditions. Part II: Quantitative Spectroscopic Studies: Experimental studies were made to determine whether an estimate of population temperature could be obtained from spectrographic records. These tests suggest that excessive cooling occurs in the shock tube. The data relating to temperature measurement are incomplete.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Mechanical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Penner, Stanford S.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1959
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01272006-131318
Persistent URL:
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:378
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:27 Jan 2006
Last Modified:18 Oct 2023 18:32

Thesis Files

PDF (Dawson_vcd_1959.pdf) - Final Version
See Usage Policy.


Repository Staff Only: item control page