Masters Theses

Abstract

"The theory of schlieren and interferometer systems was described and related to studies of shock waves in a shock tube. An interferometer was procured and a schlieren system was modified for use with the UMR shock tube facility. The design and construction of a base for the systems and window assemblies for the shock tube comprised the major portion of the work on this project. A short series of tests were run to ascertain the compatibility of the instrumentation to the UMR shock tube facility. While no schlieren photograph of the shock wave was obtained, the system was shown to be operating properly. The piezoelectric pressure transducers used in conjunction with a dual beam oscilloscope provided a record from which shock velocity and strength could be calculated. Test results were compared were possible to theoretical values and very good correlation was obtained"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Rhea, L. G.

Committee Member(s)

Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Oetting, R. B.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri. Space Sciences Research Center

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

x, 88 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-85).

Rights

© 1968 James Everett West, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Shock tubes
Schlieren methods (Optics)
Interferometry

Thesis Number

T 2085

Print OCLC #

5995162

Electronic OCLC #

835086340

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