An axial viewing photographic technique to study turbulence characteristics of particles

M. M. Lee, T. J. Hanratty, R. J. Adrian

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations


An axial viewing photographic technique has been developed which can study the turbulence characteristics of droplets in planes perpendicular to the direction of mean flow. The technique provides direct measurements of particle flux and provides measurements of the mean-square values of both the r- and φ-components of turbulent velocity fluctuations of the droplets. Results are given which show the influence of particle inertia on droplet turbulence for droplets injected into a fluid flowing turbulently in a pipe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-802
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes



  • droplet diffusion
  • photographic techniques
  • turbulence
  • two-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

Cite this