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Design and Performance of a Simple Interferometer for Wind Tunnel Measurements

Ashkenas, Harry I. and Bryson, Arthur E. (1951) Design and Performance of a Simple Interferometer for Wind Tunnel Measurements. Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences, 18 (2). pp. 82-90. ISSN 1936-9956. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141015-110948947

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Abstract

The design of an interferometer with a 3 1/2" diameter light field and its application to a continuously operating 4" x 10" supersonic wind tunnel are discussed. The main features of this interferometer are (1) its very law cost compared to previous designs, (2) its light weight and flexibility, (3) a simple device permitting the instrument to be used also as a Schlieren system, and (4) its unique feature of passing both light beams through the test section to minimize the effect of the side wall boundary layers in the interferograms.


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Additional Information:© 1951 Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Received June 12, 1950.
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Official Citation:Harry I. Ashkenas. "Design and Performance of a Simple Interferometer for Wind-Tunnel Measurements", Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences (Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), Vol. 18, No. 2 (1951), pp. 82-90.
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