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Acosta, Allan James (Mechanical Engineer)



  • Existence: 1924


Background: Caltech Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1954-1993 (Emeritus 1993- ); Caltech alumnus (BS, 1945; MS, 1949; PhD, 1952).
Biographical/Historical Collection Notes: Oral History 1994. A 64-page account, with interviewer Shirley K. Cohen, of Acosta's long association with Caltech, from the beginning in the navy V-12 program (WWII), through the postwar return to the Hydraulic Machinery Laboratory, association with Robert Knapp and cavitation studies, various pump projects. Reminiscences of Caltech professors, students and colleagues, especially in mechanical engineering and aeronautics.

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