Theses and Dissertations
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Trailing vortex attenuation devices.
Trailing vortices generated by large aircraft pose a serious hazard to other planes. Numerous studies have been carried out to destroy them either before and/or after their formation. The present investigation is a ...
An experimental investigation of soot behavior in a gas turbine combustor
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1983-06)
A full scale gas turbine combustor test facility was designed, constructed, and initially operated to determine the performance of a gas turbine combustor and the associated combustion diagnostic apparatus. The test cell ...
The use of a microcomputer system as an aid to classical and digital control system design and analysis.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1983)
This thesis takes five FORTRAN IV programs from "Computer Programs for Computational Assistance in the Study of Linear Control Theory" by Melsa and Jones and translates them into a microcomputer BASIC language to run ...
Finite element program for calculating flows in turbomachines with results for NASA Task-1 compressor
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1982-10)
A general mesh generation code (MESHGEN) and finite element flow solver (TURBO) for calculating the flow development through axial turbomachines are fully documented. The finite element approach followed Hirsch and Warzee. ...
Automatic control and data acquisition system for combustion laboratory applications.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1982)
A modern computer based automatic data acquisition/control system was installed at the Department of Aeronautics' Combustion Laboratory. This system utilizes an HP-85 desktop computer as system controller for the HP-3054A ...
An investigation of particulate behavior in solid rocket motors.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1981-06)
An apparatus was developed which used diffractively-scattered laser power spectra measurements for determination of exhaust particulate size from solid rocket motors. The apparatus was calibrated by using glass beads ...
Unsteady surface pressure and near-wake hot-wire measurements of a circulation control airfoil.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1977-09)
The large lift coefficient changes attainable with Circulation Control Airfoils through small changes in boundary layer blowing suggest rotary wing cyclic control can be obtained through modulation of the blowing. ...
On the stability of Poiseuille flow.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1975-09)
The three-dimensional linearized vorticity transport equations for plane and pipe Poiseuille flow were studied using a highly generalized complex exponential form of solution in both space and time. The stability of ...
A critical analysis of fatigue-crack propagation data for 2024-T3 aluminum.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974-12)
Fatigue-crack growth data for 2024-T3 aluminum was used to evaluate the accuracy of Forman's equation. Forman's equation was found to predict from one-third to twice the observed cycles to a given crack length when ...
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