Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics

, Volume 83, Issue 6, pp 1136–1148

Panoramic diagnostics of surface temperatures and heat fluxes in an aerodynamic experiment


DOI: 10.1007/s10891-010-0438-8

Cite this article as:
Zharkova, G.M. & Kovrizhina, V.N. J Eng Phys Thermophy (2010) 83: 1136. doi:10.1007/s10891-010-0438-8

The principles of visualization and measurement of surface temperatures and heat fluxes by the method of liquid-crystal tomography in an aerophysical experiment are described. The properties of polymeric liquid-crystal, heat-sensitive coatings and application of them in subsonic and hypersonic facilities for investigating the structure of a near-wall flow and aerodynamic heating are considered.


liquid crystals cholesteric liquid crystals polymeric liquid-crystal heat-sensitive coatings liquidcrystal tomography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.S. A. Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia