Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques

Visualizing Phenomena in Transparent Media

  • G. S. Settles

Part of the Experimental Fluid Mechanics book series (FLUID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
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    Pages 1-24
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    Pages 25-38
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    Pages 39-75
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    Pages 77-110
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    Pages 111-141
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    Pages 143-163
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    Pages 165-199
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    Pages 211-262
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    Pages 279-289
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 291-376

About this book


Schlieren and shadowgraph techniques are basic and valuable tools in various scientific and engineering disciplines. They allow us to see the invisible: the optical inhomogeneities in transparent media like air, water, and glass that otherwise cause only ghostly distortions of our normal vision.
These techniques are discussed briefly in many books and papers, but there is no up-to-date complete treatment of the subject before now. The book is intended as a practical guide for those who want to use these methods, as well as a resource for a broad range of disciplines where scientific visualization is important. The colorful 400-year history of these methods is covered in an extensive introductory chapter accessible to all readers.


Ballistik Flow visualization Modelling Optische Verfahren REM STEM Schliere Schlieren optics Schlieren photography Verbrennung Videografie Visualisierung instruments optics shadowgraph

Authors and affiliations

  • G. S. Settles
    • 1
  1. 1.Gas Dynamics LaboratoryPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63034-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56640-0
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