Ultrasonic tomographic imaging of temperature and flow fields in gases using air-coupled capacitance transducers
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Ultrasonic tomographic imaging of temperature and flow fields in gases using air-coupled capacitance transducers. JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 104 (6). pp. 3446-3455. ISSN 0001-4966Full text not available from this repository.
A pair of air-coupled ultrasonic capacitance transducers with polished metal backplates have been used to image temperature and Bow fields in gases using ultrasonic tomography. Using a filtered back-projection algorithm and a difference technique, cross-sectional images of spatially variant changes in ultrasonic attenuation and slowness caused by the presence of temperature and Bow fields were reconstructed. Temperature fields were produced in air by a commercial soldering iron, and the subsequent images of slowness variations used to reconstruct the air temperature at various heights above the iron. When compared to measurements made with a thermocouple, the tomographically reconstructed temperatures were found to be accurate to within 5%. The technique was also able to resolve multiple heat sources within the scan area. Attenuation and Velocity images were likewise produced for flow fields created by an air-jet from a l-mm-diam nozzle, at both 90 and 45 degrees to the scanning plane. The fact that temperature and flow fields can be measured in a gas without the need to insert any measuring devices into the image region is an advantage that may have many useful applications. (C) 1998 Acoustical Society of America. [S0001-4966(98)00412-3].
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA|
|Publisher:||AMER INST PHYSICS|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 3446-3455|
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