1992-10-01

Cycle Resolved Flow Field Measurements Using a PIV Movie Technique in a SI Engine 922354

2-dimensional time resolved (200 frames/s) flow field measurements have been made in a transparent SI square piston engine using a movie version of particle image velocimetry (PIV).To this end the beam of a copper vapor laser was formed into a light sheet and was double pulsed with a pulse separation of 50 μs at a repetition rate of 200 Hz. A rotating drum camera was used to record the Mie-scattered signals from seeding particles. The circumferential velocity of the drum of the camera causes an image shifting of the two exposures taken with a double pulse. By proper adaption of drum and engine speed, a series of up to 70 double pulsed images per individual engine cycle may be recorded on film. This film data may be evaluated uniquely with respect to both magnitude and direction of individual flow vectors in the flow field.

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