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Measurements of heat transfer rates within a plane shock wave using very fine cold wires


Stebbins, Charles F. (1963) Measurements of heat transfer rates within a plane shock wave using very fine cold wires. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/VDFV-DG16.


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Preliminary results of measurements of thermal shock structure are presented. Cold wire probes, of the type developed by W. H. Christiansen (Ref. 2), were constructed utilizing wires of .00001" and .00005" diameters. Heat transfer measurements were obtained at [...] and 7.5 in the GALCIT 17-inch shock tube over a range of initial pressures from 25 to 200 [...], producing thicknesses on the order of one centimeter.

The heat transfer data obtained are compared with predictions based on the Navier-Stokes theory and the recent Liepmann-Narasimha-Chahine theory (Ref. 3) for shock profiles and the free molecule heat-transfer theory of Stalder, et al. (Ref. 1).

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):
  • Roshko, Anatol
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10172005-140351
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ID Code:4129
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Deposited On:19 Oct 2005
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 01:52

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