Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 29–37 | Cite as

Application of hot-wire anemometry in shock-tube flows

  • G. Briassulis
  • A. Honkan
  • J. Andreopoulos
  • C. B. Watkins


Several techniques associated with the use of hot wire anemometry in compressible turbulence measurements are described and tested in shock tube flows. These techniques include 1. in-situ calibration of the hot-wire probe by firing several shock waves of different strengths in the shock tube; 2. on-line analog frequency compensation or off-line digital compensation of the temperature-wire; 3. simultaneous acquisition of time-dependent flow velocity and temperature of the flow without invoking Morkovin's hypothesis of strong Reynolds analogy. The techniques were tested in two different shock tube facilities, where a grid generated turbulent flow interacting with a moving shock was set up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Briassulis
    • 1
  • A. Honkan
    • 1
  • J. Andreopoulos
    • 1
  • C. B. Watkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe City College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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