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Aerodynamic Applications Of Infrared Thermography
Author(s): Kamran Daryabeigi; David W. Alderfer
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Paper Abstract

A series of wind tunnel experiments were conducted as part of a systematic study for evaluation of infrared thermography as a viable non-intrusive thermal measurement technique for aerodynamic applications. The experiments consisted of obtaining steady-state surface temperature and convective heat transfer rates for a uniformly heated cylinder in transverse flow with a Reynolds number range of 46,000 to 250,000. The calculated convective heat transfer rates were in general agreement with classical data. Furthermore, IR thermography provided valuable real-time fluid dynamic information such as visualization of flow separation, transition and vortices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1157, Infrared Technology XV, (8 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.978593
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Kamran Daryabeigi, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
David W. Alderfer, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1157:
Infrared Technology XV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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