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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Year: 1946
 Serial/Series Title: NACA Confidential Bulletins
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Variation with Mach Number of Static and Total Pressures Through Various Screens

Variation with Mach Number of Static and Total Pressures Through Various Screens

Date: February 1, 1946
Creator: Adler, Alfred A
Description: Tests were conducted in the Langley 24-inch highspeed tunnel to ascertain the static-pressure and total-pressure losses through screens ranging in mesh from 3 to 12 wires per inch and in wire diameter from 0.023 to 0.041 inch. Data were obtained from a Mach number of approximately 0.20 up to the maximum (choking) Mach number obtainable for each screen. The results of this investigation indicate that the pressure losses increase with increasing Mach number until the choking Mach number, which can be computed, is reached. Since choking imposes a restriction on the mass rate of flow and maximum losses are incurred at this condition, great care must be taken in selecting the screen mesh and wire dimmeter for an installation so that the choking Mach number is.
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