Flow field characterization around test objects in a supersonic flow

R. A.L. Tolboom, A. P. van Vliett, N. M. Sijtsema, N. J. Dam, J. J. ter Meulen

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Two dimensional Raman scattering images of the density field in a supersonic dry air flow around a sharp-edged wedge are presented. The images are used to characterize the flow field in terms of density, Mach number and angle of attack. Density ratios are determined both from geometrical features (shock angles) as well as directly from the Raman intensity distribution, yielding consistent results.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2001 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 8-Jan-200111-Jan-2001


Conference39th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

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