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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 22118–22133

Simultaneous temperature, mixture fraction and velocity imaging in turbulent flows using thermographic phosphor tracer particles

Benoit Fond, Christopher Abram, Andrew L Heyes, Andreas M Kempf, and Frank Beyrau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 22118-22133 (2012)

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This paper presents an optical diagnostic technique based on seeded thermographic phosphor particles, which allows the simultaneous two-dimensional measurement of gas temperature, velocity and mixture fraction in turbulent flows. The particle Mie scattering signal is recorded to determine the velocity using a conventional PIV approach and the phosphorescence emission is detected to determine the tracer temperature using a two-color method. Theoretical models presented in this work show that the temperature of small tracer particles matches the gas temperature. In addition, by seeding phosphorescent particles to one stream and non-luminescent particles to the other stream, the mixture fraction can also be determined using the phosphorescence emission intensity after conditioning for temperature. The experimental technique is described in detail and a suitable phosphor is identified based on spectroscopic investigations. The joint diagnostics are demonstrated by simultaneously measuring temperature, velocity and mixture fraction in a turbulent jet heated up to 700 K. Correlated single shots are presented with a precision of 2 to 5% and an accuracy of 2%.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics
(280.7250) Remote sensing and sensors : Velocimetry
(280.6780) Remote sensing and sensors : Temperature

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2012
Published: September 12, 2012

Benoit Fond, Christopher Abram, Andrew L Heyes, Andreas M Kempf, and Frank Beyrau, "Simultaneous temperature, mixture fraction and velocity imaging in turbulent flows using thermographic phosphor tracer particles," Opt. Express 20, 22118-22133 (2012)

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