Kilohertz VLIF (volumetric laser induced fluorescence) measurements in a seeded free gas-phase jet in the transitionally turbulent flow regime

Yue Wu, Wenjiang Xu, Lin Ma

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Abstract

This paper reports the demonstration of instantaneous three-dimension (3D) measurements in turbulent flows at repetition rates up to 10 kHz using VLIF (volumetric laser induced fluorescence). The measurements were performed based on the LIF signal of iodine (I2) vapor seeded in the flow. The LIF signals of I2 vapor were generated volumetrically by a thick laser slab and then simultaneously captured by a total of seven cameras from different perspectives, based on which a 3D tomographic reconstruction was performed to obtain the 3D distribution of I2 vapor concentration. Single-shot measurements obtained in a duration of hundreds of nanoseconds (limited by the pulse duration of the excitation laser) were demonstrated in a 50 × 50 × 50 mm3 at a repetition rate up to 10 kHz. These measurements demonstrated the feasibility and potential of VLIF for resolving the 4D spatiotemporal dynamics of turbulent flows. Based on the experimental results obtained, this work also studied the VLIF signal level and its effects on the reconstruction accuracy under different the measurement conditions, illustrating the capabilities and limitations of performing high speed VLIF measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Volume102
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF, award number 1505112 ), and by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science ( ICTAS , Project 175881 ) of Virginia Tech.

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© 2017 Elsevier Ltd

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