Processing of individual rainbow signals

Processing of individual rainbow signals The characterization of droplets under evaporation is still a challenge, especially to evaluate the droplet temperature. A promising technique is rainbow refractometry, which determines instantaneously the refractive index (temperature) and size of fuel droplets by characterizing the light distribution around the rainbow angle. As for other techniques, recorded signals must be efficiently processed to extract relevant information. This paper is devoted to the description of a new powerful processing strategy including the ripple structure which permits to increase the measurement accuracy. The algorithm has also been successfully applied to experimental rainbow signals recorded at ONERA-Toulouse with a special attention devoted to the measurement of ethanol droplets. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals
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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00348-009-0717-3
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Abstract

The characterization of droplets under evaporation is still a challenge, especially to evaluate the droplet temperature. A promising technique is rainbow refractometry, which determines instantaneously the refractive index (temperature) and size of fuel droplets by characterizing the light distribution around the rainbow angle. As for other techniques, recorded signals must be efficiently processed to extract relevant information. This paper is devoted to the description of a new powerful processing strategy including the ripple structure which permits to increase the measurement accuracy. The algorithm has also been successfully applied to experimental rainbow signals recorded at ONERA-Toulouse with a special attention devoted to the measurement of ethanol droplets.

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 24, 2009

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