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Application of PIV (particle image velocimetry) and flow visualization to the coolant flow through an automotive engine
Author(s): Doina Daciana Udrea; Peter John Bryanston-Cross; C. Driver; G. Calvert
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the study of fluid flows through a cylinder head of an automotive engine. The study is performed by means of flow visualization and velocity measurement, using an optical technique named particle image velocimetry. The cylinder head is a transparent model, which can be constructed from transparent resin materials by vacuum casting and/or rapid prototyping methods. The results highlight the general features of the flow, such as laminar movement, vortices, stagnation and turbulence. Flow velocities between 0.2 and 5 m/s, with a maximum error of 5 percent can be obtained.

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Date Published: 19 August 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3101, New Image Processing Techniques and Applications: Algorithms, Methods, and Components II, (19 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281283
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Doina Daciana Udrea, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Peter John Bryanston-Cross, Univ. of Warwick (United Kingdom)
C. Driver, Advanced Power Train Technology (United Kingdom)
G. Calvert, Advanced Power Train Technology (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3101:
New Image Processing Techniques and Applications: Algorithms, Methods, and Components II
Philippe Refregier; Rolf-Juergen Ahlers, Editor(s)

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