"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.
Rhea, L. G.
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Oetting, R. B.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri. Space Sciences Research Center
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 88 pages
Note about bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-85).
© 1968 James Everett West, All rights reserved.
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Schlieren methods (Optics)
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West, James Everett, "Instrumentation of a shock tube facility" (1968). Masters Theses. 6988.