Experimental study on the effects of nose geometry on drag over axisymmetric bodies in supersonic flow

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dc.contributor Baker, John
dc.contributor Williams, Keith A.
dc.contributor.advisor Olcmen, Semih M.
dc.contributor.author Brooker, Brian Tyler
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:22:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:22:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001806
dc.identifier.other Brooker_alatus_0004M_12170
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2250
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract A new nose shape that was determined using the penetration mechanics to have the least penetration drag has been tested in the supersonic wind tunnel of the University of Alabama to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of this nose shape. The aerodynamic drag measured on the new nose shape and on four additional nose shapes are compared to each other. The results show that the new nose shape has the least aerodynamic drag. The measurements were made at Mach numbers ranging from 1.85 to 3.1. This study also required the maintenance of several components of the University of Alabama's 6-inch by 6-inch supersonic wind tunnel and modification of the existing data acquisition programs. These repairs and modifications included the repair and recalibration of the supersonic wind tunnel, repair of the four component force balance, and the modification of the tunnel's control program.
dc.format.extent 84 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Aerospace engineering
dc.title Experimental study on the effects of nose geometry on drag over axisymmetric bodies in supersonic flow
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
etdms.degree.discipline Aerospace Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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