Accession Number:

AD0639592

Title:

ELECTRON BEAM STUDIES OF THE DIFFUSIVE SEPARATION OF HELIUM-ARGON MIXTURES IN FREE JETS AND SHOCK WAVES

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Corporate Author:

TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

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Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

A narrow electron beam was used to selectively determine the component densities in rarefied helium-argon flows by spectrally analyzing the beams luminescence. After a systematic study of the electron beam fluorescence in helium and argon was made in a series of preliminary experiments, point-by- point measurements were made along and off the axes of underexpanded free jets and through normal shock waves produced by shock holders placed in the jets. Various argon mole fractions were used, and the jet Reynolds number ranged from 100 to 10,000. The argon enrichment found along the jet axis agrees well with a theory recently proposed by F. S. Sherman. Off axis tests show an argon deficiency near the jet boundary. The experimental shock profiles agree only qualitatively with one-dimensional theories. Radial diffusion destroyed the otherwise approximate one-dimensionality of the shock waves, resulting in a significant argon enrichment inside the partially stagnated shock holder. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE