Extending the Frequency Limits of "Postage-Stamp PIV" to MHz Rates
Keywords:TR-PIV, compressible flows, spectral analysis
The effective frequency limits of postage-stamp PIV, in which a pulse-burst laser and very small fields of view combine to achieve high repetition rates, have been extended by increasing the PIV acquisition rate to very nearly MHz rates (990 kHz) by using a faster camera. Charge leaked through the camera shift register at these framing rates but this was shown not to bias the measurements. The increased framing rate provided oversampled data and enabled use of multi-frame correlation algorithms for a lower noise floor, increasing the effective frequency response to 240 kHz where the interrogation window size begins to spatially filter the data. The velocity spectra suggest turbulence power-law scaling in the inertial subrange steeper than the theoretical -5/3 scaling, attributed to an absence of isotropy.
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