Journal of Visualization

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 65–77 | Cite as

Simultaneous planar velocity measurements and OH imaging in a transverse jet flame

  • Hasselbrink E. F. 
  • Mungal M. G. 
  • Hanson R. K. 


We present simultaneous planar velocity and OH fluorescence measurements at the base of a lifted, nonpremixed, transverse methane jet flame of Reynolds number 6300 and jet-to-crossflow velocity ratio 11.5. Velocity measurements are obtained using particle image velocimetry (PIV), while nonresonant OH fluorescence is imaged via excitation of the A←X (1,0) band near 283 nm. It is shown that at the flame base, the regions in the PIV images where particle density drops due to heat release closely overlap the regions where OH appears. Other preliminary results show that the base of the flame sheet typically resides just above a region where velocity magnitude is locally low, about three times the laminar flame speed, and that the fluid accelerates suddenly through the flame base. Experimental issues such as PIV accuracy and OH imaging in the presence of PIV particles are discussed.


particle image velocimetry laser-induced fluorescence turbulent combustion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hasselbrink E. F. 
    • 1
  • Mungal M. G. 
    • 1
  • Hanson R. K. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordU.S.A.

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