Experimental Investigation of particulated flow using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) System

Project Description

Particulated flow is common when solid paricles are mixed with air or liquid.  These particles at different concentrations can change the flow and fluid properties effecting the pressure and velocity profiles.  The flow behaviors will be investigated using a particle image velocimetry (PIV) system in the lab. 

The experimental method will  use  particle image velocimetry to investigate erosion in a bend for some flow conditions in order to understand the effect of water and particle  velocities.  PIV technique measures the instantaneous velocity field within an illuminated plane of fluid by scattering light from particles in the fluid. The particle and flow velocities near the wall region can provide better understanding of the fluid and wall interactions. A new test section  and test setup will be designed for this project.  Experimental results will be analyzed and presented in a paper.

Work Description

1. Beocme familar with Particle Image Velocimetry equipment ( CCD camera and laser systems)

2. Participants must be trained on use of laser and cameras

3. Develop experimental set-up and procedure

4. Literature review of previous work relevant to the project.

3. Conduct experiment using the PIV system

4. Collect and analyze data

5. Develop final report and paper for conference.

Requirements Description

1) Background in engineering and instrumentation is required.

2) Ability to learn new techniques quickly

3) Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

4) High level of responsibility and able to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Work Schedule

The GSRA is expected to work in 2-3 hours block for at least two days each week between 9 AM and 3 PM in the engineering laboratory.  The schedule will be developed during the beginning of the semester.

Additional Notes

1) The candidate must be able to work as required by the faculty supervisor.

2) Must have previous experience with writing research papers for conference and journals.

3) Prior experience with computational and experimental fluid dynamics is preferred

4) Undergradute degree in engineering with strong emphasis on fluid mechanics courses is desired.

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Job Detail
Job Opening ID
169721
Department
Engineering
Semester[s]
Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
Work could be done by someone not coming to campus (e.g., online or non-local student)
No
What majors can apply?
  • Mechanical Engineering (MSE)
Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Name
Quamrul Mazumder
Department
Engineering
Email
qmazumde@umflint.edu
Phone
(810)762-3397
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