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Flow processes in electric discharge driversThe performance of an electric discharge shock tube is discussed from the point of view that the conditions at the sonic station are the primary controlling variables (likewise in comparing designs), and that the analysis of the flow on either side of the sonic station should be done separately. The importance of considering mass-flow rate in matching a given driver design to the downstream flow required for a particular shock-wave speed is stressed. It is shown that a driver based on the principle of liquid injection (of H2) is superior to one based on the Ludwieg tube, because of the greater mass-flow rate and the absence of a massive diaphragm.
Document ID
19760052553
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Baganoff, D. (Stanford University Stanford, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Meeting Information
Modern developments in shock tube research(Kyoto)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCAR-745-507
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other