Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Parviz Merati
Dr. Tianshu Liu
Dr. William Liou
Masters Thesis-Open Access
An experimental study of flow structures in an enclosed simplified full scale under-hood engine compartment will be conducted during steady state operation using whole field velocity measuring technique. 2D Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is planned for multiple cross sections in the test volume. Emphasis is given on understanding the flow structures of the 3D under-hood flow using multiple 2D PIV measurements. A recent study conducted on the engine compartment only consists of three 2D PIV measurement cross sections that sufficiently display 2D flow behavior at specific regions. Therefore, a detailed 3D flow mapping in the enclosure on various cross sections at different locations is conducted.
Leong, "Flow Structures in an Enclosed Simplified Full Scale Under-hood Engine Compartment during Steady State Operation" (2007). Master's Theses. 4736.