Theses and Dissertations
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Particle sizing in a solid propellant rocket motor using a light scattering technique
Research was conducted to determine particle sizes across the nozzle of a small solid propellant rocket motor. Particle size was determined using light scattering techniques . The present optical components limit the lower ...
Transonic compressor blade tip flow visualization on a water table
The shock structure at the tip of a transonic compressor rotor was investigated on a water table. A four bladed cascade model was used and the wave pattern was examined at variable incidence, flow turning angles and ...
Survivability considerations during aircraft conceptual design
Survivability, capability, maintainability, and reliability will establish the effectiveness of a combat aircraft. Considerations for the "ilities" must take place during the conceptual design phase. Retrofit of ...
Contributions to the analysis of high-lift airfoil aerodynamics.
This thesis treats the problem of incompressible two-dimensional steady flow past airfoils or airfoil combinations at large angles of attack. A panel method was developed to compute the inviscid flow over two cylinders, ...
Experimental procedures for lifetime testing or graphite bundles under constant load
An experimental procedure is presented for lifetime testing of graphite bundles under constant load. The attributes of the experiment are expedience in implementation and a substantial accumulation of information ...
Investigation of a mach 1.4 compressor cascade with variable back pressure using flow visualization.
Flow through a transonic compressor cascade model was investigated at M = 1.4 using flow visualization and pressure measurements. Shock patterns for two different blade incidences were documented at increasing back ...
State-space analysis of the Trident II Mark 6 gyro
This thesis conducts a state-space analysis of the Mark 6 gyro used in the Trident II missile system. Optimal control techniques, utilizing a region controller, have been employed in designing a gyro controller. The response ...
Sensitivity and robustness analysis for sea-skimming missile.
(Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1986)
This thesis presents the application of EIBENVALUE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS and SINGULAR VALUE ANALYSIS to the control o+ a SEA-SKIMMING supersonic missile, in the vertical plane.
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