Heat flux measurement over a cone in a shock tube flow

T. Kuribayashi, K. Ohtani, K. Takayama, V. Menezes, Meiu Son, T. Saito

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This paper is the part 2 of our previous thin film heat transfer measurements. In the first report we measured time variations of heat flux over a cylinder placed in a shock tube flow and compared experimental results with CFD results, Saito et al. (Shock Waves 14:327-333, 2004). We report a result of heat transfer measurements over an 86° apex angle cone surface impinged by a Ms = 2.38 shock wave in air with distributed thin film transfer gauges along cone surface and its comparison with results of numerical simulations. We performed double exposure holographic interferometric observation, and also from the heat transfer measurement and numerical simulation, confirmed the presence of delayed transition from regular to Mach reflection over the cone. The numerical estimation of delayed transition distance from the apex agreed very well with experimental one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-285
Number of pages11
JournalShock Waves
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May


  • Conical flow
  • Delayed transition
  • Heat transfer measurement
  • Holographic interferometry
  • Numerical simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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