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Background Oriented Schlieren Technique With Reconstruction Of Three-Dimensional Vector Fields For Pressure Measurement Of Laser Induced Underwater Shock Waves

S. Ichihara (1), T. Shimazaki (1), Y. Tagawa (1,2)

(1) Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei Campus 6-204, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

(2) Institute of Global Innovation Research, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei Campus 6-204, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan

We propose a novel reconstruction of the three-dimensional vector field (VR) of an axisymmetric target to overcome the problems that existing background-oriented schlieren (BOS) techniques based on reconstruction of three-dimensional scalar field (SR-BOS). This approach is based on an approximate relation between the projection of the axisymmetric vector field and the reconstructed vector field. The remarkable feature of the proposed technique is the reconstruction of an axisymmetric vector field with nonzero divergence, such as the field of a laser-induced underwater shock wave. Reconstruction of 3D vector fields, such as conventional vector tomography, is usually used in the field of electromagnetics with vector fields of zero divergence, and its application to fluid phenomena has been di fficult. We have successfully applied this technique to BOS (VR-BOS) and measured the pressure fields of underwater shock waves. Using the experimental data and previous research data, the superiority of VR-BOS was clarified by comparing the measurement results of SR-BOS and VR-BOS, for example, measurement accuracy, in better convergence, less dependence on the spatial resolution of the acquired images, and lower computational cost. In particular, the fact that the measurement accuracy of VR-BOS is almost independent of resolution is expected to expand the maximum pressure values that can be measured by the BOS technique. We also used synthetic data to investigate the effect of noise on VR-BOS. If the synthetic displacement contains noise, the noise is amplified in the vicinity of the axisymmetry axis in the reconstruction distribution calculated by VT. If the distance from the axisymmetry axis is more than 1/4 of the measurement range, the measurement accuracy of the reconstructed distribution can be sufficiently guaranteed. This proposed technique can be applied fluid dynamical fields, as well as other axisymmetric targets with vector reconstruction fields in other areas, such as electromagnetics and material mechanism.

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