Cover: The Preparation of Camphor Models for Wind-Tunnel Sublimation Studies

The Preparation of Camphor Models for Wind-Tunnel Sublimation Studies

Preliminary Results on the Sublimation of a Pointed Cone

Published 1962

by Andrew F. Charwat


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 2 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback31 pages $20.00

A study of techniques for preparing camphor and naphthalene models for experimental research on sublimation cooling in hypersonic flow. A vacuum-sintering technique is developed that yields uniform, homogeneous, clear, and easily machinable samples. These samples are well suited for accurate reproducible measurements of the history of subliming surfaces and will provide reliable data. A method for accurate measurement of surface temperatures during the course of the destructive-phase-change mass-transfer process is proposed and partly developed.

This report is part of the RAND paper series. The paper was a product of RAND from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.