Accession Number : AD0635895

Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STRAIN-GAGE BALANCE SYSTEM FOR THE SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL AT LONE STAR LABORATORY.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis.

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : MAINS, Robert M.

Report Date : JAN 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The general three-dimensional force problem can be solved by strain-gage measurements on an elastic system. In addition, the elastic system on which the measurements are made can be fitted into a supersonic wind tunnel of the size used at the Lone Star Laboratory. The points of measurement can be located very near to the model, in contrast with the usual wind-tunnel balances, and the use of an elastic measuring device eliminates the ordinary problems which arise from friction and deformation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BALANCES, *SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS), STRAIN GAGES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FORCE(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE