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Experimental Investigation of Temperature and Velocity Distribution About a Rocket Jet


Whitmore, Quentin Robert (1947) Experimental Investigation of Temperature and Velocity Distribution About a Rocket Jet. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/SN1E-KS25.


The purpose of the investigation was to determine the temperature distribution and velocity profile surrounding the wake of a 1500 pound thrust liquid rocket motor. The temperature measurements were restricted to those 500°F and below. The velocities measured were in the region in which the temperature measurements were made. The region in which the temperatures exceeded 500°F was found to be included within a solid angle of ten degrees. The high temperature region was found to be larger than the high velocity region. The investigation was carried out during the academic year 1946-1947 at GALCIT Jet Propulsion Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Robert H. Boden.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineering ; Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1947
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12092008-140117
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ID Code:4913
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Deposited On:07 Jan 2009
Last Modified:16 Mar 2023 22:57

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