Schlieren techniques for the visualization of current sheets in pulsed electromagnetic accelerators

T. E. Markusic, E. Y. Choueiri

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Abstract

Techniques for the visualization of current sheets, which rely on the refraction of light from an external source, are reviewed. In particular, experimental results from the application of shadowgraph, schlieren photography, and a modified shadowgraph technique to visualize current sheet canting in a pulsed electromagnetic accelerator are presented. It is shown that for the discharge parameters in this device, only the modified shadowgraph technique gives useful results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2000 - Huntsville, AL, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2000Jul 19 2000

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Other36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2000
CountryUnited States
CityHuntsville, AL
Period7/16/007/19/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Markusic, T. E., & Choueiri, E. Y. (2000). Schlieren techniques for the visualization of current sheets in pulsed electromagnetic accelerators. Paper presented at 36th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2000, Huntsville, AL, United States.