Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4404-4427; doi:10.3390/s130404404

Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements of Transient Shock Phenomena

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Received: 22 January 2013; in revised form: 21 March 2013 / Accepted: 21 March 2013 / Published: 2 April 2013
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Abstract: Measurements of the global pressure field created by shock wave diffraction have been captured optically using a porous pressure-sensitive paint. The pressure field created by a diffracting shock wave shows large increases and decreases in pressure and can be reasonably accurately captured using CFD. The substrate, a thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plate, has been dipped in a luminophore solution. TLC plates are readily available and easy to prepare. Illumination comes from two high-intensity broadband Xenon arc light sources with short-pass filters. The sample is imaged at 100 kHz using a Vision Research Phantom V710 in conjunction with a pair of long and short pass filters, creating a band. The PSP results are compared with numerical simulations of the flow using the commercial CFD package Fluent as part of ANSYS 13 for two Mach numbers.
Keywords: pressure-sensitive paint; PSP; TLC; unsteady; transient; diffraction; shock waves; shock tube
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Quinn, M.K.; Kontis, K. Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements of Transient Shock Phenomena. Sensors 2013, 13, 4404-4427.

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Quinn MK, Kontis K. Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements of Transient Shock Phenomena. Sensors. 2013; 13(4):4404-4427.

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Quinn, Mark K.; Kontis, Konstantinos. 2013. "Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements of Transient Shock Phenomena." Sensors 13, no. 4: 4404-4427.

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