- Howes, W. L.
- May 1, 1983.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- The rainbow schlieren is an apparatus in which the usual schlieren knife edge cutoff is replaced by a radial rainbow filter with a transparent center and an opaque surround. With this apparatus most refractive index nonuniformities in the test section appear varicolored whereas uniformities appear white. The rainbow schlieren is simple, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive and gives much greater detail regarding nonuniformities than does the ordinary schlieren. Moreover, the rainbow schlieren permits quantitative evaluation of certain refractive index distributions, including those involving turbulence, by simple calculations.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19830024855.
Accession ID: 83N33126.
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