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.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 107

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. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE