Shock Waves

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 667–674 | Cite as

Counter-driver shock tube

  • T. Tamba
  • T. M. Nguyen
  • K. Takeya
  • T. Harasaki
  • A. Iwakawa
  • A. Sasoh
Technical note

Abstract

A “counter-driver” shock tube was developed. In this device, two counter drivers are actuated with an appropriate delay time to generate the interaction between a shock wave and a flow in the opposite direction which is induced by another shock wave. The conditions for the counter drivers can be set independently. Each driver is activated by a separate electrically controlled diaphragm rupture device, in which a pneumatic piston drives a rupture needle with a temporal jitter of better than 1.1 ms. Operation demonstrations were conducted to evaluate the practical performance.

Keywords

Shock tube Shock wave interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Tamba
    • 1
  • T. M. Nguyen
    • 1
  • K. Takeya
    • 2
  • T. Harasaki
    • 3
  • A. Iwakawa
    • 1
  • A. Sasoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Komatsu Ltd.Hirakata-shiJapan
  3. 3.IHI CorporationSoma-shiJapan

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