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Some Potential Problems Arising in the Theory of Axial Turbomachines


Mandelbrot, Benoit B. (1949) Some Potential Problems Arising in the Theory of Axial Turbomachines. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/QGD5-YD25.


Some potential problems raised by the trailing-vortex theory of axial turbomachines are solved in the cases of cylindrical semi-infinite and infinite helicoidal vortices and of trailing vortices in a cone. The analysis is carried out for the cylindrical doubly infinite case and the dynamical problems are set up.

The results are in a form where further applications to the physical problems may be undertaken and actual computations worked out.

It is hoped that this work will be completed in the future.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineer
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Marble, Frank E.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1949
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11122003-085608
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ID Code:4517
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Deposited On:12 Nov 2003
Last Modified:20 Nov 2020 21:57

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