Velocity Diagnostics for Gas Velocity Distributions in Cold Gas and Plasma Spraying Using Non-Resonant Laser Scattering
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- Lange, S., Sieber, M., Forster, G. et al. J Therm Spray Tech (2011) 20: 12. doi:10.1007/s11666-010-9554-4
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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.