Numerical Prediction of the Performance of High Altitude Balloons

This report presents the equations governing the vertical motion of a balloon and reviews recent advances in heat transfer experimentation and theory pertinent to the processes which affect the calculation of balloon performance. The pertinent equations of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics are combined to analytically predict the vertical motion of balloons. The Appendix includes a complete computer program predicting balloon ascent rates, ceiling, and behavior at float.

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Author Kreith, Frank
Kreider, Jan
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Publication Date 1974-01-01T00:00:00
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Suggested Citation Kreith, Frank, Kreider, Jan. (1974). Numerical Prediction of the Performance of High Altitude Balloons. UCAR/NCAR - Library. http://n2t.net/ark:/85065/d7h70f68. Accessed 21 September 2023.

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