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Visualization of flow distribution at the evacuator nozzle
Author(s): J. Gruenvogel; Thomas H. Meier; Bernd Treffler; Lothar W. Weber
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Paper Abstract

The collecting efficiency of surgical smoke evacuators depends strongly on the design of the suction nozzle. In order to study the flow conditions at the nozzle entrance we developed methods to visualize the flow in the surrounding area. The experimental set-up for visualization and recording of the streamlines is described. Flow patterns recorded on a video recorder allow us to estimate the efficiency of a particular nozzle design under various experimental conditions. The turn-over from laminar flow to turbulent flow due to the laser generated fume can be studied in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2077, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168048
Show Author Affiliations
J. Gruenvogel, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Thomas H. Meier, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Bernd Treffler, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Lothar W. Weber, Univ. Ulm (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2077:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue
Martin J. C. van Gemert; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht, Editor(s)

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