A novel streak velocimetry technique based on 2D fits of decaying phosphor particle images
Keywords:Particle streak velocimetry, PIV, phosphor, least square fitting, boundary layer
A new 2D velocimetry technique based on streaks formed by individual phosphor particles, which are moving during their luminescence decay following pulsed excitation is proposed in this study. Tin-doped phosphor particles (Sr,Mg)3(PO4)2:Sn2+ are dispersed into flows and excited by a pulsed UV light sheet. During the phosphor decay time (~27 µs), the emission streaks due to particle motion are recorded. A 2D fitting is then applied on each particle streak against the analytical expression of intensity distribution, to obtain the velocity information for each particle. Unlike Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) this technique does not rely on any particle image searching procedure.
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