CEE 6370 - [Experimental Methods in Fluid Dynamics]

(crosslisted) MAE 6270  
Spring. Next offered 2016-2017 (offered alternate years). 4 credits.

Prerequisite or corequisite: CEE 3310  or equivalent and CEE 3040  or equivalent.

E. A. Cowen.

Introduction to experimental techniques, data collection, and data analysis, in particular as they pertain to fluid flows. Introduces theory and use of analog transducers, acoustic Doppler velocimetry (ADV), full-field (2-D) quantitative imaging techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV) and laser induced fluorescence (LIF).  Additional topics include computer-based experimental control, analog and digital data acquisition, discrete sampling theory, digital signal processing, and uncertainty analysis.  The canonical flows of the turbulent flat plate boundary layer and the neutrally buoyant turbulent round jet are introduced theoretically and the subject of three major laboratory experiments using ADV, PIV and LIF.  There is a final group project on a flow of the students choosing.

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