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Development and application of a technique for steady state aerodynamic heat transfer measurements

Hartwig, Frederic William (1957) Development and application of a technique for steady state aerodynamic heat transfer measurements. Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum, 37. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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A technique was developed for measuring steady state heat transfer on a hemisphere cylinder and the results are compared with theory. The instrumentation consisted of a miniaturized thermopile of silver-constantan thermocouples approximately 1/8" x 1/16" x 1/100". The repeatability of readings with this device was found to be excellent. These heat measuring devices, or heat meters, were installed in both a ceramic hemisphere cylinder and in a similar metal one. There were obtained three different heat flow rates at each of six different combinations of tunnel pressure and temperature. The results compared very well with a theory developed by Lester Lees based upon the assumption of local similarity.

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Additional Information:Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum, no. 37 - June 1, 1957.
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Army Ordnance ContractDA-04-495-Ord-19
Army Project5B0306004
Ordnance ProjectTB3-0118
OOR Project1600-PE
Subject Keywords:steady state heat transfer ; hemisphere cylinder
Series Name:Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum
Issue or Number:37
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Deposited By: Katherine Johnson
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