Feasibility of particle image velocimetry for low-speed unconventional vapor flows

A. J. Head, P. Colonna*, F. Schrijer, M. Gallo, M. Novara

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This work assesses the feasibility of the planar PIV technique to study the characteristics of a siloxane vapor D4. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) seeding particles were used to track the motion around a rotating disk in a low speed flow. Vector fields of natural convection (NC) and a superposition of NC and rotating flow were selected as exemplary cases. The particles were capable of tracing the flow since the calculated Stokes number St is 6.5×10-5. The quality of the experimental data is assessed by means of particle seeding density and particle image Signal to Noise ratio (S/N). The final results are deemed acceptable for an accurate assessment of the flow field. Rejected outliers are below 2.3% and the relative uncertainties corresponding to the average velocity fields are below 1%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-594
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Low speed ro­tat­ing or­ganic va­por flow
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Seed­ing tech­nique
  • Siloxane fluids
  • Seeding technique
  • Low speed rotating organic vapor flow


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