Title

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Measurements in Plunging Jets

Document Type

Conference Paper

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002, July 28, 2002 - August 1

Conference Location

Estes Park, CO, United States

Abstract

This paper presents the research performed to define the current abilities and limits of PIV in measuring air concentration and velocity in spillway plunging jets. The research concluded that PIV measurement methods can successfully measure velocity and air concentration in a stilling basin environment. It was shown that laser-light sheet intensity, special seeding such as florescence and camera filters, and size discrimination techniques can be used to separate images of fluid marking particles and bubbles. It was shown that PIV can efficiently provide a detailed measurement of average velocity for a stilling basin flow field. It was also shown that PIV can measure turbulence and vortex structures.

Keywords

Sustainability, Jets, Cameras, Charge coupled devices, Flow of water, Fluorescence, Mathematical models, Settling tanks, Spillways, Turbulence, Vortex flow

Published Article/Book Citation

Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002, July 28, 2002 - August 1, Estes Park, CO, United States, 2002.

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https://ir.uiowa.edu/iihr_pubs/19