Particle image velocimetry in confined vortex flows

Brian A. Maicke, Joseph Majdalani

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In this paper, the challenges of using Particle Image Velocimetry as a diagnostic tool for confined swirling flows are discussed. To highlight these challenges, results from a PIV experiment are compared to a pair of analytical models. While there is generally good qualitative agreement, the velocity measurements degrade in the core of the vortex. Techniques to mitigate the reduced fidelity in this region will be explored and alternative visualization methods will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012060
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Event22nd International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes, ICSLS 2014 - Tullahoma, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 6 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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