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 Bibliography References 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 References 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 References 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 References Index


No. of pages:
© 1987
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
Print ISBN:

About the author