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Resistance to thermal shock

Cheng, C. M. (1951) Resistance to thermal shock. Journal of the American Rocket Society, 21 (6). pp. 147-153.

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The purpose of this investigation is to demonstrate that the resistance of ceramic and ceramal materials to thermal shock can he determined by analyzing the nonsteady thermal stresses in the material. First the nonuniform temperature distribution is computed by using the heat conduction equation. This temperature distribution is then used to compute the thermal stress. The material parameters which enter into the calculations are the coefficients of thermal conduction and of thermal expansion, the ultimate strength, Young's modulus, and Poisson's ratio of the material. These quantities together with the heating conditions then specify the resistance to thermal shock. The theory is verified by comparing the results with NACA test data.

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Additional Information:© 1951 American Rocket Society. Received June 15, 1951. This paper is based on part of a thesis submitted for partial fulfillment of Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, under the supervision of H. S. Tsien, Robert H. Goddard Professor, Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center, California Institute of Technology. Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center Publication No. 11
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