Optical Diagnostics for Flow Processes

  • Lars Lading
  • Graham Wigley
  • Preben Buchhave

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Lars Lading, Graham Wigley, Preben Buchhave
      Pages 1-3
  3. Fluid Systems and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Poul S. Larsen
      Pages 7-15
    3. Simon M. Fraser
      Pages 17-25
  4. Background Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Preben Buchhave
      Pages 29-67
    3. Robert V. Edwards
      Pages 69-81
  5. Laser Anemometry and Particle Sizing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Lars Lading
      Pages 85-125
    3. V. Strunck, H. Wang, H. Többen, R. Kramer, H. Müller, V. Arndt et al.
      Pages 159-173
    4. A. M. K. P. Taylor
      Pages 205-228
    5. Dominique M. Grésillon, Cyril Honoré
      Pages 229-243
  6. Whole Field Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Preben Buchhave
      Pages 247-269
    3. Richard D. Keane
      Pages 271-289
    4. Jens Juul Rasmussen, Bjarne Stenum
      Pages 291-302
    5. Klaus D. Hinsch
      Pages 303-318
    6. F. Carosone, A. Cenedese
      Pages 319-336
    7. Arthur J. Decker
      Pages 337-353
  7. Inelastic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 391-398

About this book


The origin of optical methods for fluid flow investigations appears to be nontraceable. This is no matter for surprise. After all seeing provides the most direct and common way for humans to learn about their environment. But at the same time some of the most sophisticated methods for doing measurements in fluids are also based on light and often laser light. A very large amount of material has been published in this area over the last two decades. Why then another publication? Well, the field is still in a state of rapid development. It is characterised by the use of results and methods developed within very different areas like optical physics, spectroscopy, communication systems, electronics and computer science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and, of course, fluid dynamics. We are not aware of a book containing both introductory and more advanced material that covers the same material as presented here. The book is the result of a compilation and expansion of material presented at a summer school on Optical Diagnosticsfor Flow Processes,held at RiS0 National Laboratory and the Technical University of Denmark in September 1993. The aim of the course was to provide a solid background for understanding, evaluating, and using modem optical diagnostic methods, addressing Ph. D. students and researchers active in areas of fluid flow research. The disciplines represented by the participants ranged from atmospheric fluid dynamics to biomedicine.


Particle Image Velocimetry biomedicine chemical engineering combustion computational fluid dynamics development electronics fluid dynamics mechanical engineering optics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Lading
    • 1
  • Graham Wigley
    • 2
  • Preben Buchhave
    • 3
  1. 1.Risø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.Flow Measurement Consulting ServiceKumbergAustria
  3. 3.Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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