Instantaneous velocity field measurement in densely-laden two-phase flows using Ultrasound Imaging Velocimetry

Christian Poelma, Arati Gurung

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Abstract

Ultrasound Imaging Velocimetry (UIV, also known as 'echo-PIV') has, since its introduction a decade ago, been regarded as a promising tool to characterize non-transparent flows. Prime application examples are particle-laden flows and (in vivo) blood flow. Virtually all studies so far have been validation/comparison studies in laminar flow. In this contribution, we show that the technique has matured to a state where also unsteady, turbulent flows can be characterized. We do this by performing measurements in a fully-developed (single-phase) turbulent pipe flow at a Reynolds number of 5300. The outcome agrees with literature data. Subsequently, we demonstrate that the technique can measure in the same flow, but now with a moderate volume fraction of particles; such flows are beyond the capabilities of conventional, optical techniques. This opens up a wide range of application areas, such as studies into turbulence modification and sediment transport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on the Application of Laser and Imaging Techniques to Fluid Mechanics
Place of PublicationLisboa, Portugal
PublisherInstituto Superior Técnico
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-98777-8-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event18th International Symposium on the Application of Laser and Imaging Techniques to Fluid Mechanics - The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 18
http://ltces.dem.ist.utl.pt/lxlaser/lxlaser2016/

Conference

Conference18th International Symposium on the Application of Laser and Imaging Techniques to Fluid Mechanics
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period4/07/167/07/16
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Keywords

  • PIV
  • ultrasound, turbulence
  • two-phase flows

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