The generation and measurement of high temperature radiating flows in a high enthalpy pulsed facility

McIntyre, Timothy J. and Eichmann, Troy N. and Mallon, Michael and Potter, Daniel and Brandis, Aaron and Jacobs, Carolyn and Morgan, Richard and Jacobs, Peter and Buttsworth, David R. (2009) The generation and measurement of high temperature radiating flows in a high enthalpy pulsed facility. In: 3rd International Workshop on Radiation of High Temperature Gases in Atmospheric Entry, 30 Sep - 3 Oct 2008, Heraklion, Greece.

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The experimental capabilities of the X2 hypersonic facility at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia are described. The facility can be operated as an expansion tube and the radiation generated in a steady flow over a test model can be studied. Alternatively, the facility can be operated as a shock tube where conditions suitable for radiation studies are created behind a shock wave propagating through a test gas. The facility is instrumented with two intensified camera systems capable of recording spectral information about the flow as well as a high speed camera for time dependent studies and a holographic interferometry system that can measure the flow density and, where present, electron concentrations. The operating envelope of the facility is described and sample experimental results from expansion tube mode operation are presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 European Space Agency. Published version not available.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 04:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: radiation; re-entry; shock tube; spectroscopy; electron concentration; expansion tubes; flow density; high temperature; holographic interferometry system; intensified cameras; mode operation; spectral information
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020109 Space and Solar Physics
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090107 Hypersonic Propulsion and Hypersonic Aerodynamics
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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