High-Speed Photography of Particle Tracers Behind Non-Planar Shocks

  • J. M. Dewey
  • D. K. Walker


A system has been developed for the photographic study of the flows produced by two—dimensional shocks generated in a shock tube. An array of particle tracers is injected into the gas being examined and the movement of the tracers, as well as the shock fronts, is recorded using a double pass schlieren system. A repetitively pulsed ruby laser, synchronized with a high speed 16mm framing camera, is used as a light source. Analysis of the photographic record yields the time and space variation of the physical properties of the observed flow field.


Shock Front Shock Tube Blast Wave Particle Tracer Incident Shock 
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Cinématographie Ultra-Rapide des Marqueurs Placés dans un Gaz Derrière des Ondes de Choc Non-Planes

Kurzzeitphotographie von Teilchenbahnen inter Unebenen Stosswellen


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© The Contributors 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Dewey
    • 1
  • D. K. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of VictoriaAustralia

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