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A New Fast Acting Valve for Diaphragmless Shock Tubes

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28th International Symposium on Shock Waves

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Conventional shock tubes usually use diaphragms to separate the driver and driven section from each other before experiment. Diaphragms have the advantage that they are easy to use and open nearly instantaneously. Nevertheless, this technique has also some disadvantages. For each experiment new diaphragms have to be used making this method time consuming. Furthermore, diaphragm particles might pollute the test gas or even damage sensitive pressure transducers [1]. Finally, repeatability of experimental conditions is often poor due to inconsistent rupture of the diaphragms. For these reasons several diaphragmless shock tubes have been designed and built up in previous studies to overcome these disadvantages.

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Heufer, K.A., Olivier, H., Drumm, S., Murrenhoff, H. (2012). A New Fast Acting Valve for Diaphragmless Shock Tubes. In: Kontis, K. (eds) 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25688-2_82

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