Schlieren Photography of Metallic Diaphragm Rupturing and Shock Formation Processes

  • I. E. N. Lim


The visualisation of aluminium diaphragm rupturing process and its subsequent shock formation process have been studied using a series of single—shot schlieren photography. A simple theory (1) has been proposed for the diaphragm opening time. The shock formation process is solved by an approximate method using a series of ‘stepped’ pressure pulses. Good agreement between the theories and the respective experimental results were obtained.


Shock Tube Shock Pressure Shock Formation Final Shock Diaphragm Rupture 
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Photographie Schlieren de la Rupture D’Un Diaphragme Métallique et Processus de Formation du Choc

Schlierenphotographie Berstender Metallmembrane und Stossbildungsprozesse


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. N. Lim
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildford, SurreyEngland
  2. 2.University of SurreySingapore 7

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