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Title:Whole-field measurement of temperature in water using two-color laser- induced fluorescence
Author(s):Sakakibara, Jun; Adrian, Ronald J.
Subject(s):Two-color Laser Induced Fluorescence
Temperature Measurement
Abstract:A technique is described that measures the instantaneous three-dimensional temperature distribution of water using two-color laser-induced fluorescence (LIF). Two fluorescent dyes, Rhodamine Band Rhodamine 110, are used as temperature indicators. A laser light sheet scanned across the entire measurement volume excites the fluorescent dye, and an optical system involving a color beam splitter gives the intensity distribution of the individual fluorescent dyes on two separate monochrome CCD cameras. The ratio of these fluorescence intensities at each point of the image is calibrated against the temperature to eliminate the effect of the fluctuation of illuminating light intensity. A stable thermally stratified layer was measured by this system to evaluate the total accuracy of the measurement system. The random error of the measurement was ±l.4K with 95% confidence. Measurements of thermal convection over a heated horizontal surface show temperature isosurfaces having typical structures such as plumes, ridges and thermals.
Issue Date:1997-10
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 864
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation 97/10 ATM 95 2266 97/10
Rights Information:Copyright 1997 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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