An experimental technique for investigation of the behavior of acoustic wave propagation through a turbulent medium is discussed. The present study utilizes the ultrasonic travel-time technique to diagnose a grid-generated turbulence. The statistics of the travel-time variations of ultrasonic wave propagation along a path are used to determine some metrics of the turbulence. Experimental data obtained using ultrasonic technique confirms numerical and theoretical predictions of nonlinear increase of the first-order travel time variance with propagation distance.


Mechanical Engineering



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