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VKI LS 2001-04, Measurement techniques in fluid dynamics, 3rd edition, 2009, softcover, ISBN 978-2-930389-96-6

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Measurement techniques in fluid dynamics – An Introduction
By VKI faculty
3rd revised edition, 2009, 384 pgs, softcover
ISBN 978-2-930389-96-6
GENERAL OUTLINE OF THE COURSE
  1. Components of a measurement chain
  2. Measurement uncertainties and errors
  3. Transducers
    • active and passive transducers
    • transducers for different applications
    • amplifiers (types and matching)
    • frequency response
  4. Pressure measurements
    • static pressure (description and errors)
    • total pressure (probes and errors)
    • flow direction measurements (2 & 3 dimensional)
    • unsteady pressure measurements (frequency response & calibration)
  5. Temperature measurements
    • thermocouples, cold wires
    • surface measurement devices (thin films – liquid crystals)
    • infrared thermography (principles – spatial resolution – quality factor)
  6. Hot wire anemometry
    • probe construction and calibration
    • control circuits & linearisation
    • angular response
      turbulence measurements
  7. Optical measurement techniques
    • Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV)
    • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
    • Optical density & spectroscopic measurements
  8. Flow visualisation
    • air and water flows
    • streamlines and skin friction lines
  9. Force measurements
    • P.T.O.
  10. Signal displays, recording & processing
    • display, recording
    • analog to digital conversion
    • Fourier analysis
    • numerical systems and their application for data processing

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