June 28, 2015 to July 2, 2015
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
Etc/GMT-7 timezone

A dynamic optical measurement system for cryogenic fluids using laser interferometry

Jul 2, 2015, 9:30 AM
Tucson Ballroom IJ

Tucson Ballroom IJ

Contributed Oral Presentation CEC-17 - Novel Concepts and New Devices C4OrD - Novel Concepts and New Devices III


jinhui zhang (Zhejiang University)


Dynamic visualization is of great significance in the research of flow conditions and mass transfer process of cryogenic fluids. At present, spot sampling is commonly used in concentration analysis of cryogenic fluids. However, it cannot provide two-dimensional information for large area and will disturb the fluid. In this paper, a non-contact dynamic optical measurement system using laser interferometry was designed, which is sensitive to subtle changes of fluid concentration so a precise and dynamic interference pattern can be obtained. Ulteriorly, two-dimensional concentration distribution of the fluid can be calculated from the interference pattern. Detailed calculation process is presented in the paper. Influence of gradient magnetic field on the concentration distribution of liquid oxygen-nitrogen mixture was studied with this measurement system, and concentration profiles corresponding to different magnetic structures were measured. It is shown that oxygen enrichment in liquid mixture can be induced by the gradient magnetic field and the increment of oxygen concentration rises when magnetic gradient increases. Gas chromatography was utilized to verify the optical measurement results. The results from these two methods agree well.

Primary author

jinhui zhang (Zhejiang University)


Prof. limin qiu (Zhejiang University) ruiping zhang (Zhejiang University) shiran bao (Zhejiang University)

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