Theses and Dissertations
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Analytical and experimental determination of the characteristics of a transonic axial turbine
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1976-12)
An analysis and test rig measurements of the performance of a transonic axial turbine are reported. The purpose was to confirm the accuracy of measurements made in a test rig which was designed to separate the losses ...
Gasdynamic effects on an electric discharge in air
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1976-09)
The overall purpose of this work is to develop a subsonic, turbulent, diffuse electric discharge operating at near atmospheric pressure for use as the pumping mechanism in an Electric Discharge Convection Laser (EDCL) ...
A comparison of buffer strip and non-buffer strip joint designs
Buffer strip and non-buffer strip bolted wing skin type joints made from NARMCO 5208/T300 graphite-epoxy material were designed, and the excess bearing capacity and weight of these joints were calculated for a wide range ...
Transonic thermal blooming
(Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1976-03)
According to the linearized solutions for thermal blooming, the density perturbations become infinite (i.e. "catastrophic" defocusing) as the Mach number approaches unity. However, the nonlinearities in the transonic ...
Metal atom oxidation laser.
This work represents a continuation of research investigating the feasibility of a metal atom oxidation laser. The work was done on the Naval Postgraduate School's metalatom oxidation laser set-up which was designed and ...
Hydraulic ram effect on composite fuel entry walls.
Catastrophic failure of a partially filled aircraft fuel cell due to impact and penetration by a high speed projectile often occurs due to a phenomenon known as hydraulic ram. The structural response of the fuel tank ...
Branch Of Service
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (6)
Aeronautical Engineering (6)