An important recent development in experimental fluid mechanics is the arrival of a new generation of optical instruments that provide fluid velocity vector data at several thousand points in a flow simultaneously. These instruments use a pulsed light source, typically a pulsed laser, to produce a multiple exposure photographic image of fine particles moving with the fluid. Analysis of the photograph to obtain the particle displacement between exposures then yields a vector map of the flow. Instruments under development differ from elementary photographic time-of-flight predecessors by virtue of very significant improvements in quantitative performance. The primary purpose of this presentation is to describe the principles and current status of two-dimensional, non-holographic pulsed laser velocimetry. However, much of the discussion pertains equally well to two-dimensional image planes obtained from holographic recordings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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