Accession Number:

ADP000229

Title:

A New, Diaphragmless, Flexible, Luminous Shock Tube,

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Corporate Author:

LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA DEPT OF PHYSICS

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Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A new pressure-driven shock tube has been designed, incorporating a spring-loaded ball valve in lieu of a diaphragm. One rigid driver section is used to generate shock waves simultaneously in one or more flexible driven sections. Long flexible copper tubings have been used as a driven section with a square cross-section test section. Luminous shocks have been successfully produced in air, argon and xenon for tubings as small as 1.78 mm in inner diameter and well over 1000 in length-to-radius aspect ratio.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE