Large Matched-Index-of-Refraction (MIR) Flow Systems for International Collaboration In Fluid Mechanics

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In recent international collaboration, INL and Uni. Erlangen have developed large MIR flow systems which can be ideal for joint graduate student education and research. The benefit of the MIR technique is that it permits optical measurements to determine flow characteristics in complex passages and around objects to be obtained without locating a disturbing transducer in the flow field and without distortion of the optical paths. The MIR technique is not new itself; others employed it earlier. The innovation of these MIR systems is their large size relative to previous experiments, yielding improved spatial and temporal resolution. This report will ... continued below

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McEligot, Donald M.; Becker, Stefan & Hugh M. McIlroy, Jr. July 1, 2010.

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In recent international collaboration, INL and Uni. Erlangen have developed large MIR flow systems which can be ideal for joint graduate student education and research. The benefit of the MIR technique is that it permits optical measurements to determine flow characteristics in complex passages and around objects to be obtained without locating a disturbing transducer in the flow field and without distortion of the optical paths. The MIR technique is not new itself; others employed it earlier. The innovation of these MIR systems is their large size relative to previous experiments, yielding improved spatial and temporal resolution. This report will discuss the benefits of the technique, characteristics of the systems and some examples of their applications to complex situations. Typically their experiments have provided new fundamental understanding plus benchmark data for assessment and possible validation of computational thermal fluid dynamic codes.

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  • International Conference on Engineering Education - ICEE-2010,Gliwice, Poland,07/18/2010,07/22/2010

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McEligot, Donald M.; Becker, Stefan & Hugh M. McIlroy, Jr. Large Matched-Index-of-Refraction (MIR) Flow Systems for International Collaboration In Fluid Mechanics, article, July 1, 2010; Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1015100/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.