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Dynamic force balances for short-duration hypersonic testing facilities

Sahoo, Niranjan and Suryavamshi, Kiran and Reddy, KPJ and Mee, David J (2005) Dynamic force balances for short-duration hypersonic testing facilities. In: Experiments in Fluids, 38 (5). pp. 606-614.

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Abstract

Two force balance techniques for use in hypersonic impulse facilities are compared by measuring the drag force on a $30^o$ semi-apex-angle blunt cone model in a hypersonic shock tunnel at a free stream Mach number of 5.75. An accelerometer-based balance and a stress-wave force balance were tested simultaneously on the same model to measure the drag force. It was found that drag force measurements could be made using both techniques in a flow with a 450-{\mu}s test period. The measured drag forces compared well with the theoretical values estimated using Newtonian theory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Spinger-Verlag.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9442

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