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Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing
SJR: 0.161 SNIP: 0.312 CiteScore™: 0.1

ISSN Imprimer: 1065-3090
ISSN En ligne: 1940-4336

Journal of Flow Visualization and Image Processing

DOI: 10.1615/JFlowVisImageProc.v3.i2-3.40
pages 153-164

A LIGHT-SHEET FLOW VISUALIZATION SYSTEM FOR STUDYING AIR-SEA INTERACTION PROCESSES

Magdalena Anguelova
Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware 19958
Minzheng Wo
Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware 19958
Shih Tang
Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware 19958
Jin Wu
Institute of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China

RÉSUMÉ

A flow visualization system has been successfully developed and used in our Wind-Wave-Current Research Facility. The system is composed of a light sheet generated by an Nd: YAG pulsed laser and an imaging acquisition. The sheet has an effective width of 0.7 m and a thickness of 1 mm. Images of the illuminated area were captured with a CCD and a film camera. These images are useful in studying air-sea interaction processes, such as wave growth, wave breaking, and spume-drop formation. Other potential uses of this light sheet are also addressed with examples from acquired images.