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Investigation of hypersonic nozzle flow uniformity using NO fluorescence

O'Byrne, Sean; Danehy, P; Houwing, A Frank


Planar laser-induced fluorescence visualisation is used to investigate nonuniformities in the flow of a hypersonic conical nozzle. Possible causes for the nonuniformity are outlined and investigated, and the problem is shown to be due to a small step at the nozzle throat. Entrainment of cold boundary layer gas is postulated as the cause of the signal nonuniformity.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Shock Waves
DOI: 10.1007/s00193-006-0013-6


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