Accession Number : AD0475261

Title :   A THERMAL TESTING FACILITY FOR THE AERONAUTICS DEPARTMENT AT USNPS

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Wilcox, Bruce A

PDF Url : AD0475261

Report Date : Jan 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : An engineering study was conducted of a testing facility for the Aeronautics Department at USNPS designed to test for thermal effects on aircraft structures. Types of equipment and testing methods are described. A recommended facility employing radiant quartz tube lamps as a heat source and mechanical loading is described in detail. Cost breakdowns of this and alternate facilities are compared. Additional recommended equipment and typical uses are discussed.

Descriptors :   *TEST FACILITIES, *THERMAL PROPERTIES, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, AIRCRAFT, DETERMINATION, HEATING, HIGH TEMPERATURE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, SOURCES, TEMPERATURE, THERMAL STRESSES, WIND TUNNELS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE