Measurements of heat transfer rates within a plane shock wave using very fine cold wires

by Stebbins, Charles F.

Abstract (Summary)
NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. Preliminary results of measurements of thermal shock structure are presented. Cold wire probes, of the type developed by W. H. Christiansen (Ref. 2), were constructed utilizing wires of .00001" and .00005" diameters. Heat transfer measurements were obtained at [...] and 7.5 in the GALCIT 17-inch shock tube over a range of initial pressures from 25 to 200 [...], producing thicknesses on the order of one centimeter. The heat transfer data obtained are compared with predictions based on the Navier-Stokes theory and the recent Liepmann-Narasimha-Chahine theory (Ref. 3) for shock profiles and the free molecule heat-transfer theory of Stalder, et al. (Ref. 1).
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Anatol Roshko

School:California Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - California

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/01/1963

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