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Streak Records In Wedge Technique With High Resolution
Author(s): Manfred Held
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Paper Abstract

Resolution in space can be improved considerably with the wedge technique. A prerogative is, however, that the event proceeds uniformly across the plane of the wedge. Arrangements are in general chosen so that the event must arrive at the wedge simultaneously. This involves the use of highly accurate and elaborate plane wave generators. The present paper proposes to use a method that permits measuring both the time of arrival of a shock or detonation wave and the arrival of the shock wave after a certain distance of propagation, which can be recorded continuously along the wedge. However, the wedge material must be transparent. By means of the multi-streak-technique, the shock velocity can be observed as a function of the thickness of the wedge across a larger plane. In this way, phenomena can be observed and recorded not only when the wave front is plane, but also when the phenomenon is converging or diverging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0674, 17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.975541
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Manfred Held, Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0674:
17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Donald Hollingworth; Maurice W. McDowell, Editor(s)

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