Date of Award

Spring 1966

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Richardson, Bobby L.

Second Advisor

Matar, Joseph E.

Third Advisor

Elkouh, Abdel


Progress in the field of fluidcs has been hampered because of the lack of available practical linear resistors. This problem was partially overcome through an extensive testing program. However, this testing program indicated that there is only one length of capillary tubing for a given diameter which would have a constant resistance. A model to describe capillary flow was developed to describe laminar compressible flow in tubes. Since this model indicated non-linear flow, it was necessary to use an approximate solution to show that there was a unique radius to length relationship which allowed for a constant resistance. From this relationship, it was possible to predict the resistance values which would result.



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