Tomographic particle image velocimetry measurements of a high reynolds number turbulent boundary layer

Callum Atkinson, Sebastien Coudert, Jean-Marc Foucaut, Michel Stanislas, Julio Soria

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Streamwise/wall-parallel volumes of a turbulent boundary layer at Reθ= 7800 and 11800 are measured using a 4 camera (2048 × 2048 px) tomographic particle image velocimetry (Tomo-PIV) system in the turbulent boundary layer wind tunnel at the Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille (LML). A measurement volume of 1200 × 180 × 1200 voxels was achieved, the large boundary layer provided by this tunnel (δ ≈ 0.3 m) resulting in measurements volumes of 470+× 70+× 470+and 920+×140+×920+, respectively. Volumes were reconstructed using both the standard MART algorithm and the accelerated MLOS-SMART approach (Atkinson and Soria in Exp. Fluids 47(4-5):553-568, 2009). The quality of the data acquired by these two techniques is assessed based on the mean velocity profiles, velocity fluctuations and velocity power spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Wall Turbulence: Understanding and Modeling
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the WALLTURB International Workshop held in Lille, France, April 21–23, 2009
EditorsMichel Stanislas, Javier Jimenez, Ivan Marusic
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789048196036
ISBN (Print)9789048196029
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Workshop on Understanding and Modelling of Wall Turbulence, 2009 - Lille, France
Duration: 21 Apr 200923 Apr 2009

Publication series

PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN (Print)1382-4309
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1826


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Understanding and Modelling of Wall Turbulence, 2009

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