Improved visualization of flow field measurements
- Miles, Jeffrey Hilton
- JAN 1, 1991.
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- A capability was developed that makes it possible to apply to measured flow field data the visualization tools developed to display numerical solutions for computational fluid dynamic problems. The measurement monitor surface (MMS) procedure was applied to the analysis of flow field measurements within a low aspect ratio transonic axial flow fan rotor obtained with 2-D laser anemometry. The procedure generates input for the visualization tools developed to display numerical solutions for computational fluid dynamics problems. The relative Mach number contour plots obtained by this method resemble the conventional contour plots obtained by more traditional methods. The results show that the MMS procedure can be used to generate input for the multidimensional processing and analysis tools developed for data from numerical flow field simulations. They show that an experimenter can apply the MMS procedure to his data and then use an interactive graphics program to display scalar quantities like the Mach number by profiles, carpet plots, contour lines, and surfaces using various colors. Also, flow directionality can be shown by display of vector fields and particle traces.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910009731., Accession ID: 91N19044., NAS 1.15:103679., NASA-TM-103679., E-5896., AIAA PAPER 91-0273., and Aerospace Sciences Meeting; 7-10 Jan. 1991; Reno, NV; United States.
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