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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0001--1452; 523689
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: AIAA JOURNAL; Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 12; Related Information: Proposed for publication in AIAA JOURNAL.
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Kearney, Sean P., and Jackson, Matthew N. DUAL-PUMP CARS THERMOMETRY IN HEAVILY SOOTING FLAMES.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2514/1.31054.
Kearney, Sean P., & Jackson, Matthew N. DUAL-PUMP CARS THERMOMETRY IN HEAVILY SOOTING FLAMES.. United States. doi:10.2514/1.31054.
Kearney, Sean P., and Jackson, Matthew N. Thu . "DUAL-PUMP CARS THERMOMETRY IN HEAVILY SOOTING FLAMES.". United States. doi:10.2514/1.31054.
author = {Kearney, Sean P. and Jackson, Matthew N},
abstractNote = {Abstract not provided.},
doi = {10.2514/1.31054},
journal = {AIAA JOURNAL},
number = 12,
volume = 45,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
  • No abstract prepared.
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