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Title:A Study of an Asymmetric Two-Dimensional Nozzle as A Vector-Thrust Device
Author(s):Wu, Chivey Chi Wai
Department / Program:Mechanical Engineering
Discipline:Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Mechanical
Abstract:The problem of compressible flow through an asymmetric two-dimensional convergent nozzle is solved by employing the method of hodograph transformation, coupled with finite-difference computation. With the given appropriate flow parameters, solution of the flow problem is first established in the hodograph domain. The corresponding nozzle configuration and local flowfield properties are subsequently obtained through direct integration. Vector-thrust performance and configuration design under certain constraints are also presented. Wind tunnel experiments are also conducted to obtain pressure data along the nozzle walls for verification purposes. The numerical results are found to be in good agreement with the measured data.
Issue Date:1983
Type:Text
Description:122 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/70119
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8410075
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1983


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