Simultaneous Imaging of Velocity and Temperature Fields in Reacting Flows using Thermographic Phosphors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,986.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-09-C-0123
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-003-0094
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09A-T003
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
8 Chrysler, Irvine, CA, 92618
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188465819
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Jenkins
Senior Scientist
(949) 553-0688
tjenkins@metrolaserinc.com
Business Contact:
Cecil Hess
President
(949) 553-0688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
R. Paul Hart, Esq.
College of Engineering
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 894-6929
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A method is proposed for the simultaneous imaging of temperature and velocity fields inside combustion chambers to enable experimental data on turbulent heat fluxes needed for model validation and development. Applications include turbine engines, afterburners, internal combustion engines, and boilers. Temperature imaging is proposed with laser-induced luminescence imaging of phosphor particles suspended in a reacting gas flow, based on a combination of spectral and temporal luminescence characteristics. The same particles are used simultaneously for tracking fluid motion using the well developed method of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), enabling simultaneous images of temperature and velocity distributions. The presented Phase I work plan focuses on phosphor particle design, on the experimental demonstration of feasibility and on an analysis of precision and accuracy of several gas-phase thermographic phosphor imaging approaches.

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