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Instrumentation

LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY (LDV)

Multiple Two- and Three-Component, Rotation-Synchronized  Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) Systems

 

LDV

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PARTICLE-IMAGE VELOCIMETRY (PIV)

Multiple Nd:YLF  and Nd:YAG Lasers Provide PIV Acquisition Rates up to 10 kHz

 

PIV PIV Chart

Schematic of the Setup of a Stereo Particle-Image Velocimetry (SPIV) System

SPIV


PARTICLE-SHADOW VELOCIMETRY (PSV)
Schematic of the PSV System—Showing the Two Ultra-High-Speed Cameras, the Dichroic Mirror, and the Light-Emitting Diode (LED)

UHS Schema
Photograph of the PSV System with the Two Ultra-High-Speed Cameras with 16,000 Frames per Second at a 1,280 x 800 Pixel Resolution UHS Cameras


LASER-INDUCED FLORESCENCE (LIF)

Laser-Induced Florescence (LIF) to Measure Microbubble Void Fraction

LIF

Velocity Measurements Using Planar Laser-Induced Florescence (PLIF)

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THERMAL ANEMOMETRY

Hot-Wire and Hot-Film Anemometry

Instrumented Plug with Two Hot-Film Probes 

Thermal Anemometry


HIGH-SPEED IMAGING

Range of High-Speed Cameras Enable High-Definition Color and Monochrome Imaging of over 15,000 Frames per Second

Reduced Frame Size Enables Framing Rates over 100,000 Frames per Second

Mutliple-Camera Flow Tomography Capability

UHS Camera


LASER VIBROMETRY

Laser Vibrometry Provides Remote Optical Measurement Capability of In-Plane Vibration Levels

LV Measurment


PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS

Various Pressure Probes and Static-Pressure Taps

Pressure Measurement Capability from Steady to 100kHz Dynamic, in Air and
in Water

Pressure Probes


STEADY AND UNSTEADY FORCE AND MOMENT MEASUREMENT

Force and Moment Cells for Steady and Unsteady Measurements in Turbomachinery

Measurment Drawings

Drag Balance

Drag Balance Drawing


ACOUSTIC AND VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS

Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Capability for Acoustic and Vibration Measurements

In-House and Commercial Software Facilitates Real-Time Measurement and Post-Processing Capability

Measurements in the Flow-Through Anechoic Chamber  

Anechoic Chamber

Extensive Inventory of Microphones, Hydrophones, Accelerometers, Acoustic-Intensity Probes, and Laser Vibrometers

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Downstream Array within the 48-Inch-Diameter Water Tunnel

Downstream Array


EMBEDDED SENSORS

In-house Manufacturing and Calibration Capability for Fully Waterproof, In-Model, Embedded Pressure, Vibration, and Force Sensors

Calibrations Traceable to Accepted Standards

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CUSTOM EXPERIMENTAL DATA  DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

Custom Instrumentation and Data-Acquisition Packages, Tailored to Individual Experiments

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In-House Written Software Supporting  Off-the-Shelf Data-Acquisition and Data-Processing Packages

Software Pkgs

In-House Electronic Component Design, Prototype Board Design,  Instrumentation Packaging and  Manufacturing, PLC Programming, and Camera Capabilities

Electronic Components


FLOW VISUALIZATION

Surface Flow Visualization Using an Oil-Paint Method on Turbomachinery Rotor Blades

Flow Viz

Surface Flow Visualization Using Mini Tufts

Visulizations

Cavitation Visualization

Visulizations


DYNAMIC BALANCING OF ROTATING COMPONENTS

In-House Dual-Plane Dynamic Balancing Capability Exists for Rotating Parts up to 5,000 lb and 63 Inches in Diameter

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