Journal of Thermal Spray Technology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 12–20

Velocity Diagnostics for Gas Velocity Distributions in Cold Gas and Plasma Spraying Using Non-Resonant Laser Scattering

  • Sebastian Lange
  • Marco Sieber
  • Günter Forster
  • José Luis Marqués-López
  • Jochen Schein
  • Christian J. Kähler
Peer Reviewed

DOI: 10.1007/s11666-010-9554-4

Cite this article as:
Lange, S., Sieber, M., Forster, G. et al. J Therm Spray Tech (2011) 20: 12. doi:10.1007/s11666-010-9554-4

Abstract

In cold spray and thermal spray applications, one of the primary factors affecting coating deposition is the location where particles are injected into the gas jet. Therefore, a detailed knowledge of the gas flow distribution at that location is required. Use of non-resonant laser scattering allows to spatially resolve the distribution of drift velocity and mass density within the flow, particularly, at locations close to the injector. Based on this technique, this article presents a new diagnostic to locally measure drift velocity and relative mass density distribution of a gas stream. Its application is mainly focused on cold gas flows, where velocity measurements in a supersonic nozzle, obtained by means of laser scattering correlate well with theoretical calculations and particle image velocimetry (PIV) experimental results.

Keywords

diagnostics Fizeau interferometer gas velocity laser scattering particle imaging velocimetry supersonic flow 

Copyright information

© ASM International 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Lange
    • 1
  • Marco Sieber
    • 1
  • Günter Forster
    • 1
  • José Luis Marqués-López
    • 1
  • Jochen Schein
    • 1
  • Christian J. Kähler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany

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