Accession Number : AD0641131

Title :   MEASURING TECHNIQUES APPLIED IN DETERMINING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN MHD AUGMENTED SHOCK TUNNEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical information series,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Clarence J. ; Mallin,John R. ; Rogers,David A.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The determination of the detailed performance of an MHD augmented high enthalpy shock tunnel required the simultaneous measurement of a large number of aerodynamic, electrical, and electromagnetic parameters in a test time interval of the order of several hundred microseconds. An extensive measuring system was set-up, evaluated and in now being used to acquire facility performance data. This paper describes this measuring system, discusses the modifications and adaptations applied to make the various components of the system operable and compatible, and gives illustrative examples of the performance of the system.

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK TUBES, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, PRESSURE, VOLTAGE, PROBES, MEASUREMENT, HIGH SPEED CAMERAS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE