Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (MTV) measurements in gas phase flows
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- Stier, B. & Koochesfahani, M. Experiments in Fluids (1999) 26: 297. doi:10.1007/s003480050292
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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.