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Effect Of Boundary Layer Control, Through Spiral Cuts, On The Film Coefficient Of Convective Heat Transfer, Nicholas W. Barre Jan 1961

Effect Of Boundary Layer Control, Through Spiral Cuts, On The Film Coefficient Of Convective Heat Transfer, Nicholas W. Barre

Masters Theses

"This thesis is experimental investigation into the possibility of obtaining an increase in the forced convection heat transfer coefficient for a pipe by passing the fluid through a narrow spiral cut in the pipe.

Different spiral pipes with pitches of two, four, eight, ten, sixteen, and twenty inches were used; however, the width of the spiral cut remained unchanged at 3/16 of an inch. Several mass flow rates for water were used up to a maximum of 1536 lbs/hr for each run.

One of the objectives was to find which pitch would give the highest heat transfer rate ...


The Analysis, Construction, And Calibration Of An Electronic Vibrations Amplifier, Jimmie D. Howard Jan 1961

The Analysis, Construction, And Calibration Of An Electronic Vibrations Amplifier, Jimmie D. Howard

Masters Theses

"Vibrations analysis necessitates having a device capable of performing some initial phase of detection. The vibration amplifier presented in this thesis performs such an initial aid to analysis by detecting amplitudes of vibrations of varying magnitudes and frequencies. This is accomplished by utilizing a Piezoelectric crystal vibration pickup to obtain an acceleration wave form. Two operational amplifiers perform integrations of the acceleration to obtain displacement. A calibrated meter within the device provides a method of determining magnitudes of displacement. Recording instruments such as the Brush recorder or an oscilloscope may also be used"--Abstract, page ii.


An Evaluation Of The Addition Of Magnesium Carbonate To Promote Collapsibility In Sodium Silicate Bonded Cores, Wilfred Durairajan Paul Jan 1961

An Evaluation Of The Addition Of Magnesium Carbonate To Promote Collapsibility In Sodium Silicate Bonded Cores, Wilfred Durairajan Paul

Masters Theses

"Cores are separate sand masses included in the mold to accomplish shapes that would be impossible or difficult to obtain with a normal simple mold cavity.

For example a core made for a pipe casting is expected, first, to support itself when placed in the mold and also withstand handling at room temperature. Second, it should withstand, for a short time, the high temperature of molten metal. Last, it should possess the ability, to completely lose its strength just after the metal around it has completely solidified.

Until recently cores for castings were made using oil bonded sands, with an ...


Transient Temperature Distribution In An Infinite Plate Subjected To Convection And Radiation Heat Exchange, Billy W. Marshall Jan 1961

Transient Temperature Distribution In An Infinite Plate Subjected To Convection And Radiation Heat Exchange, Billy W. Marshall

Masters Theses

"The desired result of this paper is a method of calculating transient temperatures in an infinite plate. The resulting equations are general to the extent possible for aerodynamic heating and radiation boundary conditions. The possible methods of calculation were investigated, and it was felt that a numerical analysis presented the most feasible approach.

Numerical analysis was employed to arrive at a series of equations for calculating the temperatures at selected positions in an infinite plate. A study was then made to determine a method of solving these equations by means of some high speed computing device.

The equations were adapted ...


Preliminary Study Of An Optimum Vibration Absorber For A Multi-Mass System With Multiple Excitation, John Raymond Burrows Jan 1961

Preliminary Study Of An Optimum Vibration Absorber For A Multi-Mass System With Multiple Excitation, John Raymond Burrows

Masters Theses

"The object of this thesis is to demonstrate, by the use of a modern digital computer, a fast, efficient method to eliminate or minimize undesirable stress conditions in a multimass vibrating system with multiple excitation. The condition desired is obtained by the addition of an optimum tuned and damped dynamic vibration absorber, for one critical speed only.

Maximum stress is the criteria used for design here and not amplitude as has been used previously by all other authors.

This solution requires the applied torque to be reevaluated as an average torque and a number of half integer harmonics. This method ...


An Analog Method For The Determination Of The Deflection Of Beams Resting On End Supports And Design Of An Automatic Programming Device, Paul C. Jackson Jr. Jan 1961

An Analog Method For The Determination Of The Deflection Of Beams Resting On End Supports And Design Of An Automatic Programming Device, Paul C. Jackson Jr.

Masters Theses

"This investigation shows that beam problems can be solved easily and accurately with an analog computer. Two problems were solved as to their shear, moment, slope and deflection along the length of the beam and the graphs drawn by the analog computer were compared with calculated values. Very little difference was found between them.

An electronic programmer was built to aid in handling beam problems as they were being run on the computer. This was capable of putting into the computer bits of data at specified intervals of time. The programmer proved reliable and repeatable once it was adjusted to ...


Transpiration Cooling Of A Plane Porous Plate, Raymond George Posgay Jan 1961

Transpiration Cooling Of A Plane Porous Plate, Raymond George Posgay

Masters Theses

"The transient temperatures were determined in a porous plate for one dimensional heat flow and one dimensional counter coolant flow. One surface of the porous plate was heated by a hot gas by convective heat transfer. A general discussion of the problem is considered and the procedure described for working all such problems dealing with transpiration cooling.

The solution of such problems is illustrated by two examples employing a ceramic plate one inch thick and cooled by a uniform flow of air in a direction counter to the flow of heat, while one surface of the ceramic plate was heated ...


Transient Temperature Distribution In Solid Sphere Subjected To Radiation Heat Exchange, William H. Stocklin Jan 1961

Transient Temperature Distribution In Solid Sphere Subjected To Radiation Heat Exchange, William H. Stocklin

Masters Theses

"The author believes that numerical analysis is the most feasible approach to calculating the transient temperature distribution in a solid sphere subjected to various surface conditions; heat flow within the sphere is radial.

Numerical analysis is employed to arrive at a series of equations for calculating the transient temperature at selected points of a solid sphere. A study is made to determine a method for calculating temperatures with these equations; a computing device is found to be the most practical method for this purpose. The equations for temperatures at internal points of the solid sphere are general.

The equations have ...


Transpiration Cooling, Herbert S. Brahinsky Jan 1961

Transpiration Cooling, Herbert S. Brahinsky

Masters Theses

"In the investigation of the problem, it is shown that the process of transpiration cooling is an effective method of cooling. This process may be applied to heat screens or heat shields, as was done in the sample problems worked out here. A porous plate with coolant flowing counter to the flow of heat was used.

The plate temperature is determined by the amount of heat flux, coolant flow, thermal conductivity of the material used as a plate, the specific heat of the fluid, the specific heat of the plate material, the density of the plate material and its porosity ...


Temperature Distribution In An Infinite Plate As A Function Of The Input Heat Flux, George Franklin Wright Jan 1961

Temperature Distribution In An Infinite Plate As A Function Of The Input Heat Flux, George Franklin Wright

Masters Theses

"It is the purpose of this thesis to investigate the effects of a variable input heat flux impinging equally on both sides, on the temperature distribution within an infinite plate. An infinite plate may be defined as one in which the dimensions are infinite in two directions and finite in thickness. For practical purposes such a plate could be thought of as one in which the thickness was small enough, compared to the other two dimensions, so that a temperature gradient exists only normal to the surfaces of the plate. This assumption will be made to establish one-dimensional heat flow ...