Real-time simulation of aero-optical distortions due to air density fluctuations at supersonic speed

Najini Harischandra, Nihal Kodikara, K. D. Sandaruwan, G. K.A. Dias, Maheshya Weerasinghe

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Implementations of visual simulations of shock phenomenon have been given significantly less-attention in last decades. We present a novel approach to simulate aero-optical distortions due to shock waves generated by a supersonic jet by considering the physics background of the shock phenomenon.The optical distortion is simulated by calculating the index of refraction for oblique shock waves. The refractive index for the shock wave was calculated, by considering the mean characteristics of supersonic flows. Even though the flow characteristics are not uniform across the shock wave the results shows that this approach is a better way to simulate aero-optical distortions in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeural Information Processing - 22nd International Conference, ICONIP 2015, Proceedings
EditorsTingwen Huang, Qingshan Liu, Weng Kin Lai, Sabri Arik
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319265544
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Neural Information Processing 2015 - Istanbul, Türkiye
Duration: 9 Nov 201512 Nov 2015
Conference number: 22nd

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Neural Information Processing 2015
Abbreviated titleICONIP 2015
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  • Distortion
  • Refraction
  • Shock waves
  • Simulation
  • Supersonic

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