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Particle sizing in solid rocket motors
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1989-03)
Particle size distribution measurements were made with a Malvern 2600c forward laser light diffraction system across the exhaust nozzle entrance and exhaust plume of a small two-dimensional rocket motor. The solid propellants ...
Performance and optimal placement of piezoceramic actuators for shape control of a cantilever beam
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996-06)
Shape control of spaceborne antennas can provide the ability to correct for effects such as thermal distortion and manufacturing errors as well as control the shape of an antenna's radiated beam. This thesis examines the ...
Computer graphics adaptation of several aerodynamic prediction programs
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1989-12)
This thesis describes the modification of six computer programs on the Micro VAX/2000/CAD/CAE workstation. Three of the programs, NEW_DOUBLE, NEW_PANEL, and NEW_ VOR, were originally transferred to the Aeronautical Engineering ...
Aerodynamic performance of wings of arbitrary planform in inviscid, incompressible, irrotational flow.
This thesis contains discussion, theory and program code for a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of a wing of arbitrary planform. The model assumes incompressible, inviscid, irrotational flow. The program computes ...
Upstream effects of secondary injection on the profiles of a boundary layer over a flat plate.
(Stanford University, 1971-09)
An account is given of the effect on the boundary layer of a secondary air flow directed normal to a flat plate immersed in a primary flow field of uniform velocity. System design and tunnel operation are discussed ...
A comparison of steepest-ascent and second variational techniques in solving a restricted class of trajectory optimization problems.
(Stanford University, 1966-08)
Two feedback control schemes which maximize a terminal quantity while satisfying specified terminal conditions are discussed and compared. The schemes are "based on a linear perturbation from a nominal non-optimal ...
Analysis of thick composite plates using higher order three dimensional finite elements
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-12)
A triquadratic isoparametric solid element is developed to study the behavior of thick isotropic and laminated composite plates. The element is a 27 noded Lagrangian element based on three dimensional elasticity. Material ...
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