Theses and Dissertations
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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 ...