Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 297–304

Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (MTV) measurements in gas phase flows

Authors

  • B. Stier
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
  • M. M. Koochesfahani
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

DOI: 10.1007/s003480050292

Cite this article as:
Stier, B. & Koochesfahani, M. Experiments in Fluids (1999) 26: 297. doi:10.1007/s003480050292

Abstract

 Recent developments in Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (MTV) using the phosphorescence of biacetyl are described for gas-phase flows. With improvements in tagging, detection, and processing schemes, whole-field measurements of two components of the velocity vector are obtained simultaneously, typically at more than 300 points over a plane. Application of this measurement approach is demonstrated in mapping the velocity and vorticity fields of the intake flow into a “steady flow rig” model of an internal combustion engine.

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