PIV Measurements of Three-Dimensional Wake Around a Road Vehicle

자동차 후류에 대한 3차원 유동의 PIV 측정

  • Published : 2004.11.01


The PIV measurements are performed to get the quantitative flow visualization around a road vehicle. The model scaled with 1/48 is located in the middle test section of the closed-loop water tunnel and the measuring system consists of CCD camera, diode laser, synchronizer, and computer. The experimental data are obtained at two Reynolds numbers of 50,000 and 100,000 based on the model length. The quasi-three-dimensional isovorticity surfaces, based on two-dimensional velocity field data, are generated. There is little difference between the results in part of the recirculation region and the vorticity contour according to the Reynolds number. Also a little bit complicated three dimensional flows are predicted behind the road vehicle.