Using Interferometric Measurements in Calculation of Aerodynamic Forces

  • P. Šafařík
  • V. Vlček
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


It is very difficult to assess unsteady force effects on a profile without direct force measurements. Even results of pneumatical and optical measurements are biased by additional errors in comparison with measurements of steady flows. In the paper presented attempt is made to estimate erroes arising during evaluation of interferogrammes of transonic instability taken by a high-speed camera [1]. The flow field of incoming stream is uniform and time flow changes, at which oscillating movement of terminal shock wave of supersonic region takes place, are almost exceptively limited in the field near airfoil. It is confirmed by a streak photography taken through.75 mm slit and presented in Fig. 1.


Shock Wave Aerodynamic Force Transonic Flow Incoming Stream Interferometric Measurement 
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  1. 1.
    Vlček V,: Some experimental results connected with the transonic instabilities on an airfoil Strojnicky Sasopis, 29, 1978, No. 3, pp. 342–354Google Scholar
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    Dvořák R., Šafařik P.: An experimental study of high speed flow in turbine cascades at extreme incidence prepared to publication, ČSVTS, PlzeňGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Šafařík
    • 1
  • V. Vlček
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ThermomechanicsCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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