Optical imaging techniques for hypersonic impulse facilities

McIntyre, T. J., Kleine, H. and Houwing, A. F. P. (2007) Optical imaging techniques for hypersonic impulse facilities. The Aeronautical Journal, 111 1115: 1-16.


Author McIntyre, T. J.
Kleine, H.
Houwing, A. F. P.
Title Optical imaging techniques for hypersonic impulse facilities
Journal name The Aeronautical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-9240
Publication date 2007-01-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 111
Issue 1115
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Editor Bearman, P.W. Professor
Male, C.S.C.
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Aeronautical Society
Language eng
Subject 240401 Optics and Opto-electronic Physics
C1
780102 Physical sciences
Abstract The application of optical imaging techniques to hypersonic facilities is discussed and examples of experimental measurements are provided. Traditional Schlieren and shadowgraph techniques still remain as inexpensive and easy to use flow visualisation techniques. With the advent of faster cameras, these methods are becoming increasingly important for time-resolved high-speed imaging. Interferometry's quantitative nature is regularly used to obtain density information about hypersonic flows. Recent developments have seen an extension of the types of flows that can be imaged and the measurement of other flow parameters such as ionisation level. Planar laser induced fluorescence has been used to visualise complex flows and to measure such quantities as temperature and velocity. Future directions for optical imaging are discussed.
Keyword Engineering, Aerospace
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Physical Sciences Publications
 
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