Accession Number : AD0435738

Title :   DESIGN AND INSTRUMENTATION OF A WATER FLOW CHANNEL AND APPLICATION TO SOME AERODYNAMIC PROBLEMS,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Personal Author(s) : Ibrahim,Shukry K.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A water flow channel was built to complement an existing water tow channel for investigating, by analogy, certain problems of aerodynamic deceleration in the subsonic, transonic, and low super sonic regimes. After a brief summary of earlier work, the mathematical basis of the analogy is presented. Then, some significant design characteristics and construction features of the facility are described and details of the instrumentation are given. There follows an outline of the experimental and data reduction procedures illustrated by typical experimental results including some Schlieren and shadowgraph pictures and numerical results of simulated pressure distribution tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER TUNNELS, DECELERATION), (*GAS FLOW, TEST FACILITIES), SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, INSTRUMENTATION, FLOW VISUALIZATION, COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY, THEORY, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE