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Particle image velocimetry (PIV) as a tool in optimization of fan-based cooling systems in cars
Author(s): Helmut Zahn; Andreas Seyler; Heiko Hinrichs
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Paper Abstract

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is presented as a tool for aerodynamic optimization of a real world complex car cooling system. The method allows to freeze flow structures within a 2-D plane and delivers descriptive velocity vector plots in short time. Vector plots of the flow at different places in the cooling system are shown. How to handle problems like limited optical access and noise caused by surface reflections is demonstrated, too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3824, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection, (21 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364281
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Helmut Zahn, Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)
Andreas Seyler, Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)
Heiko Hinrichs, Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3824:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection
Malgorzata Kujawinska; Wolfgang Osten, Editor(s)

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