An experimental evaluation of shock wave strength and peak pressure in a conventional shock tube and a free-piston compressor

Al-Falahi, Amir and Yusoff, M. Z. and Yusaf, T. (2009) An experimental evaluation of shock wave strength and peak pressure in a conventional shock tube and a free-piston compressor. In: IMECE 2008: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 31 Oct-6 Nov 2008, Boston, MA, USA.


The aim of this work is to provide a comparative experimental study on the performance of the conventional shock tube and a free-piston compressor. Experimental measurements of shock strength, peak pressure and surface temperature change of air-air as a driver/driven gas are then presented and compared with another set of experimental measurements using gas combination of He-air. The results provide very good estimates for the above mentioned parameters obtained after diaphragm rupture and also provide significant information on the role of the free piston in the facility operation conditions over the full length of the facility.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 66246. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. This paper is Copyright © 2008 by ASME.
Depositing User: Dr Talal Yusaf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 01:27
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 04:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: shock tube; free-piston compressor; shock wave; peak pressure
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1115/IMECE2008-66246

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