Journal of Visualization

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 337–346 | Cite as

Delta-wing vortex visualization using micro-sized water droplets generated by an ultrasonic humidifier



An off-surface visualization method using micro water droplets and a laser beam sheet was developed. The average size of the water droplets generated by the home-style ultrasonic humidifier was about 5–10 μ. This method was pollution-free, eliminated the problem of toxicity, and provided a sufficient density of tracing particles for good visibility. The method was successfully applied to a visualization of the complex vortex flow of a double-delta wing with strake.


Micro Water Droplets Off-surface Visualization Delta-wing Vortex Flow 


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© The Visualization Society of Japan 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringKorea Air Force AcademyChungbuk-DoKorea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKorea Air Force AcademyChungbuk-DoKorea
  3. 3.Department of Aeronautical Science and Flight OperationKorea Aerospace UniversityGoyang-city, Gyeonggi-DoKorea

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