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Design, Calibration And Testing Of A Force Balance For A Hypersonic Shock Tunnel

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Design, Calibration And Testing Of A Force Balance For A Hypersonic Shock Tunnel

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dc.contributor.author Vadassery, Pravin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:08:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:08:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11651 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11033
dc.description.abstract The forces acting on a flight vehicle are critical for determining its performance. Of particular interest is the hypersonic regime. Force measurements are much more complex in hypersonic flows, where those speeds are simulated in shock tunnels. A force balance for such facilities contains sensitive gages that measure stress waves and ultimately determine the different components of force acting on the model. An external force balance was designed and fabricated for the UTA Hypersonic shock tunnel to measure drag at Mach 10. Static and dynamic calibrations were performed to find the transfer function of the system. Forces were recovered using a deconvolution procedure. To validate the force balance, experiments were conducted on a blunt cone. The measured forces were compared to Newtonian theory. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Lu, Frank en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Aerospace Engineering en_US
dc.title Design, Calibration And Testing Of A Force Balance For A Hypersonic Shock Tunnel en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Lu, Frank en_US
dc.degree.department Aerospace Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Aerospace Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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