Flow Visualization

Flow Visualization

2nd Edition - June 17, 1987

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  • Author: Wolgang Merzkirch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506586

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Flow Visualization, Second Edition focuses on developments, applications, and results in the field of flow visualization. Organized into four chapters, this book begins with the principles of flow visualization and image processing. Subsequent chapters describe the methods of flow visualization, particularly the addition of foreign material to the flowing fluid that might be gaseous or liquid; certain optical methods that are sensitive to changes of the index of refraction; and flow field marking by heat and energy addition.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    1. Introduction

    1.1 Principles of Flow Visualization

    1.2 Flow Visualization and Optical Testing Methods

    1.3 Image Processing



    2. Addition of Foreign Materials into Gaseous and Liquid Flows

    2.1 Visualization of Flow Direction and Flow Contours

    2.2 Velocity Measurement by Particle Tracing

    2.3 Visualization of Velocity Profiles

    2.4 Visualization of Surface Flow


    3. Optical Flow Visualization

    3.1 Fluid Flow as a Refractive Index Field

    3.2 Visualization by Means of Light Deflection

    3.3 Interferometry

    3.4 Phase Contrast and Field Absorption

    3.5 Streaming Birefringence


    4. Flow Field Marking by Heat and Energy Addition

    4.1 Artificially Introduced Density Changes

    4.2 Velocity Mapping with Spark Tracers

    4.3 Low-Density Flow Visualization

    4.4 Laser-Induced Fluorescence



Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: June 17, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080506586

About the Author

Wolgang Merzkirch

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Universitat Essen, Federal Republic of Germany

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