Hysteresis of pressure-sensitive paint in cryogenic wind tunnels

Yasuhiro Egami, Yoshimi Iijima, Keisuke Asai

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The causes of disagreement between a priori and in situ results of Pressure-Sensitive Paint (PSP) measurements in cryogenic wind tunnels have been investigated. Systematic experiments were conducted in the JAXA 0.1-m cryogenic wind tunnel to clarify the factors of the disagreement. In the experiments, the influence of total and static temperatures, and oxygen concentrations in the cryogenic wind tunnel on PSP results were evaluated. Consequently, it was detected that this disagreement originates in the difference between a total pressure-change calibration and a partial oxygen pressure-change calibration, and the hysteresis of luminescent intensity during pressurization and depressurization process at low temperatures less than 110 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-258
Number of pages5
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number762
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Cryogenic wind tunnel
  • Hysteresis
  • Pressure measurements
  • Pressure-sensitive paint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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