Conference Dates

June 22-27, 2014


In present study, high time-resolution flow field measurement in a sphere-packed pipe (SPP) is performed by the digital-holographic particle-tracking velocimetry. The visualization technique is carried out by a refractive index-matching method using a sodium iodide (NaI) solution employed as a working fluid. Hologram fringe images of particles behind the spheres can be observed, and the particles’ positions can be reconstructed by a digital hologram. Consequently, 3-D velocity-fields around the spheres are obtained by the reconstructed particles’ positions. In addition, numerical simulation of a sphere-packed pipe flow with Immersed Boundary technique is carried out to compare with the experimental value. In comparison with averaged velocity profiles, the experimental value is in good agreement with the numerical value quantitatively.