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Resistance Thermometer for Heat Transfer Measurements in a Shock Tube

Rabinowicz, J. and Jessey, M. E. and Bartsch, C. A. (1956) Resistance Thermometer for Heat Transfer Measurements in a Shock Tube. Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum, 33. California Instittue of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This report describes a method for the application of the well-known principle of the resistance thermometer to the problem of measuring surface temperatures and heat transfer rates under highly transient conditions, such as are experienced in a shock tube. By using a thin platinum film sputtered on glass, a resistance thermometer gage is obtained which has a response lag of less than 1 µ sec, a linear output of 2-3 mv/°c, repeatability and durability. The gage preparation, including the sputtering technique, calibration method, and response characteristics are discussed, and some measurements of surface temperatures and heat transfer rates on models in the shock tube are presented in order to illustrate the performance that can be expected from this instrument.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:ARMY ORDNANCE CONTRACT NO. DA-04-495-Ord-19 Army Project No. 5B0306004 Ordnance Project No. TB3-0118 OOR Project No. 1600-PE.
Group:Hypersonic Research Project
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U.S. Army Office of OrdnanceDA-04-495-Ord-19
Series Name:Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum
Issue or Number:33
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Deposited On:08 Dec 2015 22:58
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