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Unformatted text preview: Background Oriented Schlieren Purdue University AAE 490R/590R 2 May 2008 Landon Baur John Tapee 1 Table of Contents 1 Introduction........................................................................................................................... 2 1.1 Project Goal .................................................................................................................... 2 1.2 Background ..................................................................................................................... 2 1.3 Reasons for Using Background Oriented Schlieren ....................................................... 4 2 Apparatus .............................................................................................................................. 5 2.1 Schematic and Sensitivity............................................................................................... 5 2.2 Project-Specific Application........................................................................................... 6 3 Qualitative Analysis.............................................................................................................. 7 3.1 Initial Approach .............................................................................................................. 7 3.2 Initial Testing.................................................................................................................. 8 3.3 Mid-Semester Testing................................................................................................... 10 3.4 Final Results.................................................................................................................. 14 3.5 Observations and hypotheses........................................................................................ 15 3.5.1 Why it Worked...................................................................................................... 15 3.5.2 What Did Not Work.............................................................................................. 15 3.5.3 Recommendations................................................................................................. 16 4 Quantitative Analysis.......................................................................................................... 17 4.1 Overview....................................................................................................................... 17 4.2 Displacement Vector Determination............................................................................. 18 4.2.1 PIV Software Selection......................................................................................... 18 4.2.2 Additional Issues................................................................................................... 19 4.3 Density Field Calculation ............................................................................................. 21 4.4 Results........................................................................................................................... 22 Results....
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