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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1981
  • pp: 3120–3127

Holographic flow visualization of time-varying shock waves

Arthur J. Decker  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 3120-3127 (1981)

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Rapid-double-exposure, diffuse-illumination holography is evaluated analytically and experimentally as a flow visualization method for time-varying shock waves. Conditions are determined that minimize the distance (localization error) between the surface or curve of interference-fringe localization and the shock surface. Treated specifically are the cases of shock waves in a transonic compressor rotor for which there is laser anemometer data for comparison and shock waves in a flutter cascade.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 11, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981

Arthur J. Decker, "Holographic flow visualization of time-varying shock waves," Appl. Opt. 20, 3120-3127 (1981)

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