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Busemann, Adolf, 1901-
Oral history interview with Adolf Busemann, 1979 Summer.
Work in aerodynamic research; with Ludwig Prandtl (Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen) on supersonic speeds. Work on wing and turbine blade designs in Dresden, mid-1930s; discovers critical features of steady flow shock waves; builds "Busemann biplane" and presents it at the Volta Conference in Italy in 1935 (other presentations at Conference are discussed); Richard Whitcomb's airplane model. Early work on magneto-hydrodynamics, early 1920s, as well as his work on cylindrical focusing of shock waves and non-steady gas dynamics. Brought to England, 1946-1947; works in U.S. with NASA until 1964. Lifetime professorship at University of Colorado from 1964. Also prominently mentioned are: Wernher von Braun, Theodore von Kr̀mǹ; Nazism.
Busemann, Adolf, 1901-
Prandtl, Ludwig, 1875-1953
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977.
Von Kr̀mǹ, Theodore, 1881-1963.
Whitcomb, Richard T.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Colorado, Boulder
Volta Conference (1935: Italy)
Aerodynamics -- Research.
Aeronautics -- Design and construction.
Busemann biplane.
Gas dynamics.
Shock waves.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bardwell, Steven J. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA