3D FlowVision Facility

Faculty Supervisor: W. Irivine

This facility creates the capability of measuring 3D velocity vectors and flow fields in fluids and granular gases at state-of-the art resolutions both in time (100μs) and space (50μm). Tools include an LaVision flow acquisition system with variable-rate pulsed laser or LED source and four synchronized high-resolution high-speed cameras (Vison Research VEO640S). Flow reconstruction algorithms include 3D tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry and the Particle Tracking Velocimetry “Shake-the-Box” Lagrangian method to achieving highly accurate tracking at fast processing speeds.