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Flow visualization techniques, new developments and modernization of the existing Schlieren system in the Trisonic Wind Tunnel

By Marius PANAIT

Abstract

Schlieren flow visualization methods are an important part of high speed wind tunnel testing, being a fast and reliable method of graphically presenting complex dynamic phenomena that occur in high subsonic, transonic and supersonic regimes. Images can be processed and effects of configuration changes can be understood faster. Quantitative variations of the Schlieren method enable CFD simulations to use real data, resulting in greater precision and thus help improve efficiency of the re-design phase for the aerodynamic object. A modification of the classic Schlieren system is proposed, that would enable extraction of such data with minimal cost

Topics: Schlieren methods, optical flow visualization, fast background-oriented Schlieren, quantitative optical flow measurements, LCC:Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, LCC:TL1-4050, LCC:Technology, LCC:T, DOAJ:Transportation, DOAJ:Technology and Engineering
Publisher: National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” - INCAS
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:10154dafdff54209b61160e212e1b2c9
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