Laminar Fluid Flow Measurements Employing a White Light Fringe Image Velocimeter (WFIV)

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J. H. C. Chan

Lafarge Consultants, Ltd., 1255 Phillips Sq., Montreal, P.Q., Canada H3B 3G1

E. A. Ballik

McMaster University, Departments of Engineering Physics and Physics, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M1

J. Appl. Mech 46(1), 218-220 (Mar 01, 1979) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424506 History: Received February 01, 1978; Revised August 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


A compact white light fringe image velocimeter (WFIV) is used to measure laminar flow. It is demonstrated, by comparison with similar measurements employing a differential laser Doppler velocimeter (DLDV), that the WFIV is a practical and important technique for determining flow velocities.

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