Accession Number : ADA194481

Title :   Flow Visualization by Laser Sheet.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Chlebanowski, Joseph S , Jr

PDF Url : ADA194481

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A flow visualization system using smoke and a laser sheet for illumination has been designed and developed for use in the 32- x 45-inch low speed wind tunnel. Major design features include a portable smoke rake designed for ease of installation and removal, the use of fiber optics to transport the laser light in a safe and convenient manner, and a portable traversing mechanism to traverse and orient the laser light sheet. The capabilities of the flow visualization system have been demonstrated by producing qualitative photographic recordings of complex flow patterns past an airfoil model and a missile model. Keywords: Flow visualization; Smoke; Laser sheet; Fiber optics; Theses.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *FLOW VISUALIZATION, *TRAVERSING MECHANISMS, *LASER APPLICATIONS, AIRFOILS, FLOW, GUIDED MISSILE MODELS, ILLUMINATION, LASER BEAMS, LASERS, MODELS, PATTERNS, PHOTOGRAPHY, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, RAKE ANGLES, RECORDING SYSTEMS, SHEETS, SMOKE, THESES, TRANSPORT, WIND TUNNELS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE