Utilization of Temperature Sensitive Liquid Crystals for Thermal Analysis and an Application to Transducer Investigations.
NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORT R I
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Cholesteric liquid crystals, because they exhibit predictable temperature-dependent color changes, are a valuable indicator for qualitative and quantitative thermal analysis, particularly the observation of varying thermal phenomena over continuous surfaces. The report describes the properties of liquid crystals, applications, and a demonstrative experiment in which liquid crystals were used to observe transient and equilibrium thermal patterns of ANSQS-26 transducers. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors