Theses and Dissertations
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Time dependent holographic interferometry and finite-element analysis of heat transfer within a rectangular enclosure
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1976-09)
In this thesis, the finite-element method was developed to numerically analyze heat transfer by laminar natural convection within a rectangular cavity, a classical fluid flow problem. A second auxiliary case study involving ...
Development of a temperature-pneumatic probe and application at the rotor exit in a transonic compressor
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1976-06)
The development is reported of a new combination temperature-pneumatic probe specifically to determine the blade element performance of the rotor in a transonic compressor. The design incorporates a fine wire thermocouple ...
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 ...
An analysis of the effect of a flight director on pilot performance in a helicopter hovering task
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1976-03)
A fixed-base simulator evaluator of a flight director for maintaining longitudinal control of a helicopter in the hover mode of operation was made. Test subjects performed ninety-second precision hovering tasks utilizing ...
Pulsating combustion device miniaturization.
(Naval Postgraduate School, 1976)
The phenomenon of pulsating combustion remains one of the least understood forms of combustion. In this thesis, combustion oscillations are classified into the categories of chamber oscillations, system oscillations, ...
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 ...
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