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The influence of nozzle design on the flight performance of rocket vehicles, with an analysis of the results of jet separation

Swan, Walter C. (1948) The influence of nozzle design on the flight performance of rocket vehicles, with an analysis of the results of jet separation. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01192007-131828

Abstract

The object of this study was to investigate those parameters which affect the overall performance of a sounding rocket. The index of performance is the maximum summit altitude attained when neglecting separation in a nozzle operated under overexpanded conditions. Secondly, a theoretical analysis was made of the effect of jet separation on nozzle performance.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Committee:
  • Summerfield, Martin (chair)
  • Rannie, W. Duncan
Defense Date:1 January 1948
Record Number:etd-01192007-131828
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01192007-131828
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ID Code:239
Collection:CaltechTHESES
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Deposited On:19 Jan 2007
Last Modified:25 Dec 2012 14:58

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