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Base Pressure and Static Pressure for a Cone-Cylinder at a Nominal Mach Number of 5.8


Harkins, William Douglas (1954) Base Pressure and Static Pressure for a Cone-Cylinder at a Nominal Mach Number of 5.8. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/P0K8-XG38.


An experimental investigation was made in the GALCIT Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Leg No. l to determine the base pressure and static pressure on a cone-cylinder at a nominal Mach number of 5.8 in both one-phase and two-phase flow. The scope of the investigation was a determination of interference data necessary for proper evaluation of base pressure results, investigation of the effect of Reynolds number on base pressure, and a comparison of experimental and theoretical static pressure distribution on a cone-cylinder. As has been noted by other investigators, viscous effects in hypersonic flow were quite pronounced and demonstrated the increased non-linearity of the problems in hypersonic flow.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Nagamatsu, Henry T.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1954
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12152003-095830
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ID Code:5001
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Deposited On:17 Dec 2003
Last Modified:08 Jun 2023 22:26

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