Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Tianshu Liu
Dr. Parviz Merati
Dr. Dewei Qi
This thesis studies the relationships between flow structures and mass transport (dye concentration) within a Poiseuelle water flow glass chamber using optical flow experimental techniques in turbulent conditions. Through optical flow methods, velocity, vorticity, kinetic energy, Reynolds stress and turbulent production metrics where determined by laser illuminated glass beads and Rhodamine 6G dye removing from three different fabric substrates for multiple horizontal planes and one vertical plane. From the dye intensity, mass concentration metrics were determined providing visualization of velocity and mass transport simultaneously along with kinetic energy, mass flux, and concentration fluctuations.
McAllister, Karl David, "Measurements of Fluid Structures and Mass Transport in Channel with Fabric Base" (2018). Dissertations. 3294.