Measurement of Thermal Flow in a Hele-Shaw Convection Cell Using Holographic Interferometry and PIV Technique

홀로그래픽 간섭계와 PIV를 이용한 Hele-Shaw Convection Cell 내부 열유동 해석

  • 김석 (포항공과대학교, 기계공학과 대학원) ;
  • 이상준 (포항공과대학교, 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2002.11.01


Variations of temperature and velocity fields in a Hele-Shaw Convection Cell (HSC) were measured using a holographic interferometry and PIV technique with varying Rayleigh number. Experimental results show a steady flow pattern at low Rayleigh numbers and a time-dependent periodic flow at high Rayleigh numbers. Two different measurement methods of holographic interferometry, double-exposure method and real-time method, were employed to measure the temperature field variations of HSC convective flow. In the double-exposure method, unwanted waves can be eliminated and reconstruction images are clear, but transient flow structure cannot be observed clearly. On the other hand, transient flow can be observed and reconstructed well using the real-time method. PIV results show that flow inside the HSC is periodic and the oscillating state is well matched with the temperature field results. The holographic interferometry and PIV techniques employed in this study are useful for analyzing the unsteady convective thermal fluid flows.