Accession Number : AD0774302

Title :   The Design of a Laser Doppler Velocimeter for Transonic Flows,

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 26 Aug 71-30 Jun 73,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pedigo,Michael K. ; Stevenson,Warren H.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : . ;DAAH01-72-C-0089DA-1-M-262303-A-214RD73-25*Laser velocimeters, *Flowmeters, Doppler systems, Transonic flowDesignDesign considerations for laser doppler velocimeters suitable for transonic flow measurements are presented. The optical and mechanical elements of an instrument designed for such application are described in detail. The device is of the differential doppler-backscatter configuration and uses an argon laser. Independent and simultaneous measurement of two orthogonal velocity components is accomplished by using both the 4880 and 5145 angstrom argon wavelengths. Results of preliminary velocity measurements in a two-dimensional transonic nozzle and an open jet are presented to illustrate the performance of the velocimeter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser velocimeters, *Flowmeters, Doppler systems, Transonic flow

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE