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Accelerometer-Based Force Balance for High Enthalpy Facilities

Kulkarni, Vinayak and Reddy, KPJ (2010) Accelerometer-Based Force Balance for High Enthalpy Facilities. In: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 23 (4). pp. 276-280.

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A single component accelerometer-based force balance is developed, calibrated, and used for high enthalpy applications. Functionality of this force balance, for such applications, is demonstrated for the first time during high enthalpy tests in a newly established free piston-driven shock tunnel, HST3, using a 60 degrees apex angle blunt cone model at 0 degrees angle of incidence. Usefulness of this force balance is also confirmed, for much complicated high enthalpy flow situations, during the drag reduction studies with counterflow supersonic jet from the stagnation point.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Keywords: High enthalpy flow; Force balance and free piston shock tunnel.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 10:00
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2010 10:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33272

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