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Electron beam density measurements in shock waves in argon

Schmidt, B. (1969) Electron beam density measurements in shock waves in argon. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 39 (2). pp. 361-373. ISSN 0022-1120. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120921-104931433

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Abstract

An electron beam technique was used to measure density profiles of strong shock waves in argon with high accuracy. The experimental results are compared with the results of theoretical models. Of the models that are available in enough detail for comparison, the best agreement with experiment is shown by the direct simulation Monte-Carlo method (Bird 1968), assuming an inverse 12th power molecular interaction force law. It is shown that the density maximum slope thickness is not sufficient for a detailed description of the shock wave structure.


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Additional Information:© 1969 Cambridge University Press. Received 29 August 1968. The research employed the Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology 17 in. shock tube and auxiliary equipment, which were constructed under NASA Grant NsG 40-60. This work was carried out while the author was in receipt of a NASA International University Fellowship in the Space Sciences
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Official Citation:B. Schmidt (1969). Electron beam density measurements in shock waves in argon. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 39, pp 361-373 doi:10.1017/S0022112069002229
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