Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 304–306

Measurement of rotating flows using PIV and image derotation

  • M. J. Stickland
  • T. J. Scanlon
  • P. Waddell
  • J. Fernandez-Francos
  • E. Blanco
Short Communication

Abstract

This paper describes the use of a rotating all-mirror image derotator system, high-speed video and particle image velocimetry (PIV) to visualise and quantitatively examine the flow patterns between the blades of a centrifugal impeller. The flow field relative to the moving centrifugal impeller is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Stickland
    • 1
  • T. J. Scanlon
    • 1
  • P. Waddell
    • 1
  • J. Fernandez-Francos
    • 2
  • E. Blanco
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Fluid Mechanics GroupUniversity of OviedoAsturiasSpain

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