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Vibrational relaxation times of gaseous mixtures of diatomic molecules and their effect on rocket performance

Penny, Harmon C (1954) Vibrational relaxation times of gaseous mixtures of diatomic molecules and their effect on rocket performance. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01122004-094512

Abstract

The present methods available for the determination of the magnitudes of the vibrational relaxation times of molecules are discussed and the recently developed theory of Schwartz, Slawsky, and Herzfeld is used to compute the variation with temperature of the collisional vibrational excitation probabilities of mixtures of N2 and 02, and of H2 and HF. The results are used to estimate the extent of vibrational temperature lag in the hydrogen-fluorine rocket motor.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Committee:
  • Penner, S.S. (chair)
  • Aroeste, Henry (co-chair)
Defense Date:1 January 1954
Record Number:etd-01122004-094512
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01122004-094512
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ID Code:129
Collection:CaltechTHESES
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Deposited On:12 Jan 2004
Last Modified:25 Dec 2012 14:57

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