Analysis of spark-ignition engine knock as seen in photographs taken at 200,000 frames per second

Miller, Cearcy D Olsen, H Lowell Logan, Walter O , Jr Osterstrom, Gordon E
naca-report-857
1946


A motion picture of the development of knock in a spark-ignition engine is presented, which consists of 20 photographs taken at intervals of 5 microseconds, or at a rate of 200,000 photographs per second, with an equivalent wide-open exposure time of 6.4 microseconds for each photograph. A motion picture of a complete combustion process, including the development of knock, taken at the rate of 40,000 photographs per second is also presented to assist the reader in orienting the photographs of the knock development taken at 200,000 frames per second.

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