Theses and Dissertations
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Effects of fuel additives on plume opacity of a sub-scale turbojet test cell with a ramjet type dump-combustor
(Naval Postgraduate School, 1979-12)
An initial investigation was conducted into the effects of metallic based fuel additives on smoke reduction in turbo-jet test cells. Experiments were conducted on a one-eighth scale turbojet test cell with a ramjet type ...
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 ...
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 ...
A survey of the pressure distribution within the plenum chamber of the XR-3 testcraft.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1975)
A pressure survey of the cavity (plenum chamber) was conducted on the XR-3 Surface Effect Ship (SES) Testcraft. The lov/est pressures were observed at 15 knots, and the highest pressures at 21 knots. Pressure variations ...
A rational basis for circumferential distortion index formulation
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974-06)
NASA has recently published data on the effects of temperature and pressure distortion on the stability of axial-flow compressors. Theoretical predictions of compressor instability based on vorticity do not explain the ...
Design study of a strain guage wind tunnel balance
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974-03)
A three-component balance system for use in measuring drag and lift forces as well as pitching moments acting on a wind tunnel model is presently available in the Department of Aeronautics. The original manual counterweight ...
Instrumentation of Cessna 310H aircraft for academic investigation of flying qualities and performance characteristics
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1973-06)
The two-course study of flight evaluation techniques offered by the Aeronautics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School requires an airborne laboratory phase of instruction that introduces the student to the actual ...
Smoke and helium bubble visualization studies of incompressible flow past a jet-flap airfoil
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1972-06)
An exploratory study was performed on a jet-flapped airfoil in the Low Speed Flow Visualization Facility at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. the purpose of this study was to evaluate the test facility ...
Vibrational and chemical nonequilibrium in a stoichiometric turbojet engine using kerosine-type fuel
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1972-03)
The effects of vibrational and chemical nonequilibrium on turbine performance were investigated separately. The vibrational model was taken as a pure nitrogen expansion, and the chemical model was taken as the combustion ...
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Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (9)
Aeronautical Engineering (9)
Department of Aeronautics (9)