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Instrumentation

Major Hardware:

  • Vision Research v1210 high-speed camera, full frame at 12.7 kHz, 24GB memory
  • Vision Research v311 high-speed camera, full frame at 3.25 kHz, 8GB memory
  • Two pco.1600 interline transfer CCD cameras
  • NewWave Solo XT, 200 mJ/pulse double-pulse PIV laser
  • Quantel Evergreen Laser, 200 mJ/pulse double-pulse PIV laser
  • Photonics Industries DM110 dual-cavity, high-speed Nd:YAG laser (7 mJ/pulse at 10 kHz)
  • Two high-speed pressure scanners (Measurement Specialties ESP-32HD, 32 channels per brick, 1.2 kHz DAQ, +/- 30 psig)

Capabilities:

  • Standard and time-resolved particle image velocimetry (PIV)
  • Stereo PIV at 10 Hz
  • Fast-response pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) at 5 kHz

PIV measurement of separated flow over a bluff body.PIV measurement of separated flow over a bluff body.

 

Unsteady, single-shot PSP measurement of surface pressure on a model helicopter blade.Unsteady, single-shot PSP measurement of surface pressure on a model helicopter blade.