For the first time, to the best of our knowledge, two-dimensional instantaneous measurements of the flow velocity and the gas temperature have been performed in a turbulent flame with simultaneous use of particle image velocimetry and planar filtered Rayleigh scattering. These single-shot measurements provide simultaneous information on the local flame structure (curvature and temperature gradients) and on the local flow conditions (vortices, flow divergences, and strain rates). The applicability of the technique is demonstrated in a turbulent lean CH<sub>4</sub>–air V flame.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
Dieter Most and Alfred Leipertz, "Simultaneous Two-Dimensional Flow Velocity and Gas Temperature Measurements by use of a Combined Particle Image Velocimetry and Filtered Rayleigh Scattering Technique," Appl. Opt. 40, 5379-5387 (2001)