Schlieren image of shock waves around jet

Schlieren image of shock waves around jet

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Credit: L.WEINSTEIN, NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sonic boom research. Coloured schlieren image showing the shock waves around a T-38 jet aircraft flying at Mach 1.1 (1.1 times the speed of sound). The shock (compression) waves appear as dark diagonal lines. The main shock waves come from the nose and tail of the aircraft, with smaller shock waves from the engine inlets and the wings. Behind the aircraft is a pale wake caused by the exhaust of the jet engines. The curved lines are artifacts of the imaging system, a special camera which allows schlieren photography of shock waves from real aircraft to be performed for the first time. This is of particular benefit to scientists researching the propagation of sonic 'booms'.

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Keywords: aerodynamics, aircraft, aircraft in flight, aircraft research, aviation, schlier, schlieren, schlieren image, shock wave, sonic boom, supersonic flight, technology, transport, transportation, wind tunnel

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