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Optical technique for direct measurement of power spectra in compressible turbulence

Papamoschou, D. and Robey, H. F. (1994) Optical technique for direct measurement of power spectra in compressible turbulence. Experiments in Fluids, 17 (1-2). pp. 10-15. ISSN 0723-4864.

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We present exploratory tests of a new optical method which measures directly two components of the 3-D power spectrum of the refractive-index fluctuation. The method was applied to a Mach 2 turbulent shear layer. Length scales of 0.1 mm to 1.0 mm were resolved within a shear-layer thickness ranging from 5 mm to 10 mm. At low-to-moderate wavenumbers, the spectral behavior is roughly κ^(−3), while at higher wavenumbers it is κ^(−3.7). These spectral slopes are in agreement with prevailing theoretical predictions for anisotropic (low-wavenumber) and isotropic (high-wavenumber) turbulence.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Springer-Verlag. This study was funded by a grant from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and by a grant from the California Space Institute. DP is indebted to HFR and Dr. Alfred C. Buckingham of LLNL for their support.
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Official Citation:Papamoschou, D. & Robey, H.F. Experiments in Fluids (1994) 17: 10.
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