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A Two-Dimensional Working Section for the High-Speed Water Tunnel at the California Institute of Technology

Kiceniuk, T. (1964) A Two-Dimensional Working Section for the High-Speed Water Tunnel at the California Institute of Technology. In: Symposium on Cavitation Research Facilities and Techniques, presented at Fluids Engineering Division conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18-20, 1964. American Society of Mechanical Engineers , New York, NY, pp. 80-87.

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A brief historical account is given of the development of a well-known water tunnel, culminating in a new two-dimensional working section leg. Limitations in the existing facility prompted a scale model study which verified the feasibility of critical features of the new design. Hydrodynamic design features include a novel transition nozzle, and a rectangular working section with walls which can be adjusted to control the longitudinal pressure gradient. Mechanical design features are discussed which are aimed at solving model fabricating and support problems. A brief description of the tunnel operating characteristics includes preliminary measurements and photographs of a base-cavitating wedge hydrofoil in the new working section.

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Additional Information:© 1964 ASME. The author wishes to express his gratitude to Prof. Allan J. Acosta, whose direction and advice made this program possible; to Carroll Friswold, who was responsible for the mechanical design and shop fabrication of the prototype, and to Harrison Hall for his part in carrying out the 1 6-scale model fabrication and tests. This work was supported by the Naval Ordnance Test Station, Contract N123(60530)31686A.
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