Accession Number : AD1015355


Title :   Acquisition of Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry System for Investigation of Unsteady Flows


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Feb 2015,31 Jan 2016


Corporate Author : California State University - Northridge Northridge United States


Personal Author(s) : Durgesh,Vibhav ; Johari,Hamid


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1015355.pdf


Report Date : 30 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The objective of the project titled Acquisition of Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (S-PIV) System for Investigation of Unsteady Flows is to procure a state-of-the-art S-PIV system and essential accessories, to enhance the quality and scope of experimental aerodynamics/fluid dynamics research at California State University Northridge (CSUN). For this project, the PI requested quotes from three vendors for the S-PIV system, with specific requirements regarding laser, camera, and system capabilities. After assessing the capabilities of each of the systems available from all three vendors, recommendations for acquisition of S-PIV system were submitted to the Universitys purchasing department. The S-PIV system was delivered at the end of September 2015, and the PI and the students working in the experimental fluids lab attended a two-day workshop focused on assembling and operating the S-PIV system. This system will enable the PI and senior personnel to pursue diverse fluid dynamics research, which would not have been otherwise possible at CSUN. Finally, the research projects facilitated by the S-PIV system will help provide unique research opportunities to under-represented and minority students at CSUN, and thereby support their effective integration into research enterprise.


Descriptors :   Particle Image Velocimetry , unsteady flow , lasers , cameras , procurement , workshops , fluid dynamics , training , flow fields


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE