Schlieren based flow visualisations of buoyant flows
Buoyant flows are an important field of research with practical significance in applications ranging from rising plumes (from small pool fires) to escaping gases (in industry applications). Non-intrusive flow visualisation techniques, such as Schlieren, can be applied to help study the behaviour of such varying density flows. This project investigated the use of high speed imaging coupled with image processing to analyse buoyant flows using the non-intrusive (optical) Schlieren method.
Final year student - Scott Lamond
Supervisor - Dr Yasir Al-Abdeli