Scanning tomographic particle image velocimetry applied to a turbulent jet

T. A. Casey, J. Sakakibara, Sigurdur T Thoroddsen

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We introduce a modified tomographic PIV technique using four high-speed video cameras and a scanning pulsed laser-volume. By rapidly illuminating adjacent subvolumes onto separate video frames, we can resolve a larger total volume of velocity vectors, while retaining good spatial resolution. We demonstrate this technique by performing time-resolved measurements of the turbulent structure of a round jet, using up to 9 adjacent volume slices. In essence this technique resolves more velocity planes in the depth direction by maintaining optimal particle image density and limiting the number of ghost particles. The total measurement volumes contain between 1 ×106 and 3 ×106 velocity vectors calculated from up to 1500 reconstructed depthwise image planes, showing time-resolved evolution of the large-scale vortical structures for a turbulent jet of Re up to 10 000.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)025102
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 22 2013

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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