A Rational Method to Choose Optimum Design for Two-Dimensional Contractions

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S. Ramaseshan

DRDO, CEMILAC, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore-560037, India

M. A. Ramaswamy

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

J. Fluids Eng 124(2), 544-546 (May 28, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1456463 History: Received December 14, 2000; Revised November 14, 2001; Online May 28, 2002

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Design curves for cubic profiles
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Performance of Borger’s profile for a given H
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Optimum performance curve for Borger’s profiles
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Comparison of performance for different families of profiles



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