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19 August 1997 Application of PIV (particle image velocimetry) and flow visualization to the coolant flow through an automotive engine
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This paper is concerned with the study of fluid flows through a cylinder head of an automotive engine. The study is performed by means of flow visualization and velocity measurement, using an optical technique named particle image velocimetry. The cylinder head is a transparent model, which can be constructed from transparent resin materials by vacuum casting and/or rapid prototyping methods. The results highlight the general features of the flow, such as laminar movement, vortices, stagnation and turbulence. Flow velocities between 0.2 and 5 m/s, with a maximum error of 5 percent can be obtained.
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Doina Daciana Udrea, Peter John Bryanston-Cross, C. Driver, and G. Calvert "Application of PIV (particle image velocimetry) and flow visualization to the coolant flow through an automotive engine", Proc. SPIE 3101, New Image Processing Techniques and Applications: Algorithms, Methods, and Components II, (19 August 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.281283
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