Theses and Dissertations
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The use of a computer to obtain flight manual data
(Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 1986-12)
The one thing among many that must be prepared for every flight is the making of a flight plan. Pilots must use charts or graphs from the flight manual to compute the fuel flow that is essential to flight plan. Since this ...
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 ...
Computer program for conceptual helicopter design
The conceptual phase of helicopter design requires that many calculations and iterations be completed. Often specifications are exceeded in the latter stages of the design, requiring a complete rework of the design to ...
Computer-controlled data acquisition and analysis
A computer-controlled data acquisition and analysis system was designed, built and tested. All of the required elements of a complete data acquisition system were assembled, including transducers, amplifiers, signal ...
Controlled diffusion compressor blade wake measurements
A controlled-diffusion compressor stator blade-element design was re-tested in an academic cascade wind tunnel to obtain data with which to assess viscous computational prediction methods. Tests were conducted near design ...
Flow field measuremnts of an airfoil with deflected spoiler using a two-component LDV system
(Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1986-09); NPS-67-86-008
The primary goals of this thesis included developing a computer-integrated LDV system, utilizing the LDV system to measure the mean and fluctuating quantities of the flow field of an airfoil-spoiler system, and comparing ...
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 ...
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Aeronautical Engineering (30)