Error estimates for laser Doppler velocimeter measurements in nonuniform flow
Abstract
An approximate technique is described for estimating errors in velocity measurements obtained by laser Doppler velocimeter (LDV) techniques due to flow variation within the finite dimensions of the scattering volume. In the LDV technique, the velocities of many particles are observed, either simultaneously or sequentially depending on the particle concentration. The velocity measured at a point is thus some type of mean velocity which is not necessarily equal to the velocity at the center of the scattering volume. The analysis presents a mathematical model for approximating the above averaging process from which estimates of errors in LDV measurements are obtained due to a nonuniform velocity distribution within the scattering volume. In addition, the analysis is extended to allow estimation of errors obtained when velocity measurements are made at locations sufficiently near the wall that part of the scattering volume is truncated by the wall.
 Publication:

2nd International Workshop on Laser Velocimetry, Volume 1
 Pub Date:
 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974lave....1..398K
 Keywords:

 Laminar Flow;
 Laser Doppler Velocimeters;
 Nonuniform Flow;
 Signal Processing;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Velocity Errors;
 Diffraction Patterns;
 Flow Distribution;
 Mathematical Models;
 Particle Size Distribution;
 Pipe Flow;
 Truncation Errors;
 Wall Flow;
 Wave Fronts;
 Instrumentation and Photography