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Development of a high-performance cryogenic shock tube

Cummings, John C. (1974) Development of a high-performance cryogenic shock tube. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 66 (1). pp. 177-187. ISSN 0022-1120. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120809-080934957

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Abstract

A cryogenic shock tube has been developed as a tool for research in fluid mechanics and low-temperature physics. The shock tube was designed to operate with the test section immersed in a cryogenic liquid. A unique diaphragm-changing mechanism makes this shock tube an economical and practical device. There are several advantages in operating a shock tube at cryogenic temperatures. Shock waves of very large Mach number can be produced. The flow field can be accurately calculated using ideal-shock-tube/perfect-gas theory. Boundary-layer effects are decreased, so that long test times are possible.


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Additional Information:© 1974 Cambridge University Press. Received 19 February 1974. Published Online March 29 2006. This work was made possible by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Grant AFOSR 71-2092), and is based on part 1 of a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Ph.D. degree at the California Institute of Technology. The author wishes to acknowledge the many contributions to this work that were made by Prof. Hans W. Liepmann.
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Official Citation: John C. Cummings (1974). Development of a high-performance cryogenic shock tube. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 66 , pp 177-187 doi:10.1017/S0022112074000139
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