Shock tubes, Shock waves
Previous tests of an explosion driven hydrodynamic shock tube revealed peak pressure data significantly lower than values predicted from the semiempirical scaling laws. It was hypothesized that part of the deviation was due to error in determining shock wave parameters and part might be due to measurement error caused by mechanical vibration of the tube. This investigation was conducted in two parts. In the first part, shock wave parameters were determined using a digital computer and curve fitting techniques to analyze digitized shock wave data. The second part involved determining the frequency components of the shock wave data noise content and comparing this to the dynamic characteristics of the tube which were investigated through an impulse testing technique. From these efforts higher values for the peak pressure were verified but no evidence was found that vibration of the tube caused significant degradation of shock wave test data.
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Nuckolls, Charles E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Sanders, Walter R., "Analysis of Structural Dynamic Characteristics of an Explosion Driven Hydrodynamic Conical Shock Tube" (1981). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 591.