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Planar Doppler velocimetry measurements of flows using imaging fiber bundles
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Paper Abstract

The development of a planar Doppler velocimetry is described. The technique is capable of measuring the three, instantaneous components of velocity in two dimensions using a single pair of signal and reference cameras. PDV can be used to measure the instantaneous 3-D velocity of a fluid by using an absorption line filter (ALF) to determine the Doppler shifted frequency of a narrow line pulsed laser (Nd:YAG) that has been scattered off particles seeded into the flow. The velocity of the fluid is determined using the Doppler formula and is dependent on the laser direction and the viewing direction. Hence, only one velocity component of the flow is measured. This component can be measured in two spatial dimensions using an array detector such as a CCD camera. To capture the three components, three such measurement heads have been used viewing from different angles. In the technique presented here the three views are ported from the collection optics to a single imaging plane using flexible fiber imaging bundles. These are made up of a coherent array of single fibers and are combined at one end as the input plane to the measurement head. The paper discusses the issues involved in developing a full three-dimensional velocity measurement system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5191, Optical Diagnostics for Fluids, Solids, and Combustion II, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505842
Show Author Affiliations
David S. Nobes, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Helen D. Ford, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ralph P. Tatam, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5191:
Optical Diagnostics for Fluids, Solids, and Combustion II
Patrick V. Farrell; Fu-Pen Chiang; Carolyn R. Mercer; Gongxin Shen, Editor(s)

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