Time-Average Molecular Rayleigh Scattering Technique for Measurement of Velocity, Density, Temperature, and Turbulence Intensity in High Speed Nozzle Flows

Amy Mielke, Richard Seasholtz, Kristie Elam, Jayanta Panda
2004 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit   unpublished
A molecular Rayleigh scattering based flow diagnostic is developed to measure time average velocity, density, temperature, and turbulence intensity in a 25.4-mm diameter nozzle free jet facility. The spectrum of the Rayleigh scattered light is analyzed using a Fabry-Perot interferometer operated in the static imaging mode. The resulting fringe pattern containing spectral information of the scattered light is recorded using a low noise CCD camera. Nonlinear least squares analysis of the fringe
more » ... sis of the fringe pattern using a kinetic theory model of the Rayleigh scattered light provides estimates of density, velocity, temperature, and turbulence intensity of the gas flow. Resulting flow parameter estimates are presented for an axial scan of subsonic flow at Mach 0.95 for comparison with previously acquired pitot tube data, and axial scans of supersonic flow in an underexpanded screeching jet. The issues related to obtaining accurate turbulence intensity measurements using this technique are discussed. 42 nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences
doi:10.2514/6.2004-706 fatcat:fx7knzbxl5hq3nsx3srg46zbyu