Extracting the Rotational Degrees of Freedom From a Reconstructed Three-Dimensional Velocity Field Along With an Analytical Demonstraton and a Proposed Method for Experimental Verification
DeVlaminck, James Raymond
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A theoretical method for extracting the rotational degrees of freedom from a reconstructed three-dimensional velocity field has been developed. To extract the angular velocities the curl of the translational velocities must be performed. The three-dimensional velocity field is to be equally spaced so that the DFT-IDFT technique of taking partial derivatives of the translational velocities is used. A program was written in C along with MATLABÂ® which performed the theoretical calculations. Two proposed methods of experimentally verifying the angular velocity data is developed using a Kistler translational/angular piezobeam accelerometer to compare against the DFT-IDFT partial derivative technique for calculating the angular velocities.
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