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Manually operated piston-driven shock tube

Reddy, KPJ and Sharath, N (2013) Manually operated piston-driven shock tube. In: CURRENT SCIENCE, 104 (2). pp. 172-176.

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Abstract

A simple hand-operated shock tube capable of producing Mach 2 shock waves is described. Performance of this miniature shock tube using compressed high pressure air created by a manually operated piston in the driver section of the shock tube as driver gas with air at 1 atm pressure as the test gas in the driven tube is presented. The performance of the shock tube is found to match well with the theoretically estimated values using normal shock relations. Applications of this shock tube named Reddy tube, include study of blast-induced traumatic brain injuries and high temperature chemical kinetics.

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Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, BANGALORE, INDIA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 05:33
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 05:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/46079

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