Ultrasonic Doppler Velocity Profiler for Fluid Flow

  • Yasushi¬†Takeda

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yasushi Takeda
    Pages 1-18
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Yasushi Takeda, Yuji Tasaka
      Pages 21-41
    3. Hideki Murakawa, Michitsugu Mori, Yasushi Takeda
      Pages 43-69
    4. Yuichi Murai, Noriyuki Furuichi, Yasushi Takeda, Yuji Tasaka
      Pages 71-103
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Yuji Tasaka, Beat Birkhofer, Noriyuki Furuichi, Hiroshige Kikura, Hisato Minagawa, Yuichi Murai et al.
      Pages 107-200
    3. Noriyuki Furuichi, Beat Birkhofer, Yuichi Murai, A. K. Jeelani Shaik, Johan Wiklund, Erich J. Windhab
      Pages 201-225
    4. Hideki Murakawa, Tatsuya Kawaguchi, Hironari Obayashi, Yuichi Murai, Yuji Tasaka
      Pages 227-262
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-274

About this book


The ultrasonic velocity profile (UVP) method, first developed in medical engineering, is now widely used in clinical settings. The fluid mechanical basis of UVP was established in investigations by the author and his colleagues with work demonstrating that UVP is a powerful new tool in experimental fluid mechanics. There are diverse examples, ranging from problems in fundamental fluid dynamics to applied problems in mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and environmental engineering. In all these problems, the methodological principle in fluid mechanics was converted from point measurements to spatio-temporal measurements along a line. This book is the first monograph on UVP that offers comprehensive information about the method, its principles, its practice, and applied examples, and which serves both current and new users. Current users can confirm that their application configurations are correct, which will help them to improve the configurations so as to make them more efficient and effective. New users will become familiar with the method, to design applications on a physically correct basis for performing measurements accurately. Additionally, the appendix provides necessary practical information, such as acoustic properties.


Flow structure Instantaneous velocity profile Space-time velocity field Ultrasonound Doppler

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasushi¬†Takeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologySolution Research LaboratoryTokyoJapan

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