Accession Number : AD0286675

Title :   THE CURVATURE OF SHOCK FRONTS IN SHOCK TUBES

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : DEBOER, P.C.T.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The investigation was undertaken in order to analyze certain difficulties experienced with shock tube measurements of high resolution on relaxation phenomena behind shock waves were analyzed, making use of the so-called integrating schlieren method. The topic of major interest is the curvature of the shock waves, and most attention is concentrated on the curvature effects to be expected under circumstances where no relaxation occurs. Some forms of interference between the two effects were briefly treated. (Aut or)

Descriptors :   *SHOCK TUBES, *SHOCK WAVES, BOUNDARY LAYER, COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE