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Molecular Rayleigh Scattering Techniques Developed for Measuring Gas Flow Velocity, Density, Temperature, and TurbulenceNonintrusive optical point-wise measurement techniques utilizing the principles of molecular Rayleigh scattering have been developed at the NASA Glenn Research Center to obtain time-averaged information about gas velocity, density, temperature, and turbulence, or dynamic information about gas velocity and density in unseeded flows. These techniques enable measurements that are necessary for validating computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational aeroacoustic (CAA) codes. Dynamic measurements allow the calculation of power spectra for the various flow properties. This type of information is currently being used in jet noise studies, correlating sound pressure fluctuations with velocity and density fluctuations to determine noise sources in jets. These nonintrusive techniques are particularly useful in supersonic flows, where seeding the flow with particles is not an option, and where the environment is too harsh for hot-wire measurements.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Mielke, Amy F.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Seasholtz, Richard G.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Elam, Kristie A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Panda, Jayanta
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Quality Assurance And Reliability
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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