High-Temperature, Nonreacting Flowfields Generated by a Hypersonic Chemical-Laser Nozzle Academic Article uri icon


  • A shock-tube facility was modified to include a single endwall-mounted chemical-laser nozzle, a windowed test section and a 15-m3dump tank. Single-frame schlieren images of the flowfield with and without secondary injection were obtained. The resulting images showed shock-structure details that were useful in the understanding and optimization of chemical-laser nozzles.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer

author list (cited authors)

  • Petersen, E. L., Rickard, M., & Welle, R. P.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Petersen, Eric L||Rickard, Matthew JA||Welle, Richard P

publication date

  • July 2003