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Structured Light-Field Focusing 3D Density Measurements of A Supersonic Cone

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Date Issued:
2018
Abstract/Description:
This study describes three-dimensional (3D) quantitative visualization of density field in a supersonic flow around a cone spike. A measurement of the density gradient is conducted within a supersonic wind tunnel facility at the Propulsion and Energy Research Laboratory at the University of Central Florida utilizing Structured Light-Field Focusing Schlieren (SLLF). In conventional schlieren and Shadowgraph techniques, it is widely known that a complicated optical system is needed and yet visualizable area depends on an effective diameter of lenses and mirrors. Unlike these techniques, SLLF is yet one of the same family as schlieren photography, it is capable of non-intrusive turbulent flow measurement with relatively low cost and easy-to-setup instruments. In this technique, cross-sectional area in the flow field that is parallel to flows can be observed while other schlieren methods measure density gradients in line-of-sight, meaning that it measures integrated density distribution caused by discontinuous flow parameters. To reconstruct a 3D model of shock structure, two-dimensional (2D) images are pictured to process in MATLAB. The ultimate goal of this study is to introduce a novel technique of SLLF and quantitative 3D shock structures generated around a cone spike to reveal the interaction between free-stream flow and the high-pressure region.
Title: Structured Light-Field Focusing 3D Density Measurements of A Supersonic Cone.
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Name(s): Shigematsu, Ryonosuke, Author
Ahmed, Kareem, Committee Chair
Bhattacharya, Samik, Committee Member
Das, Tuhin, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study describes three-dimensional (3D) quantitative visualization of density field in a supersonic flow around a cone spike. A measurement of the density gradient is conducted within a supersonic wind tunnel facility at the Propulsion and Energy Research Laboratory at the University of Central Florida utilizing Structured Light-Field Focusing Schlieren (SLLF). In conventional schlieren and Shadowgraph techniques, it is widely known that a complicated optical system is needed and yet visualizable area depends on an effective diameter of lenses and mirrors. Unlike these techniques, SLLF is yet one of the same family as schlieren photography, it is capable of non-intrusive turbulent flow measurement with relatively low cost and easy-to-setup instruments. In this technique, cross-sectional area in the flow field that is parallel to flows can be observed while other schlieren methods measure density gradients in line-of-sight, meaning that it measures integrated density distribution caused by discontinuous flow parameters. To reconstruct a 3D model of shock structure, two-dimensional (2D) images are pictured to process in MATLAB. The ultimate goal of this study is to introduce a novel technique of SLLF and quantitative 3D shock structures generated around a cone spike to reveal the interaction between free-stream flow and the high-pressure region.
Identifier: CFE0007096 (IID), ucf:51965 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-05-01
M.S.A.E.
Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Masters
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Subject(s): Flow Visualization -- Schlieren -- Supersonic Flow
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007096
Restrictions on Access: public 2018-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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