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The structure of energy-containing turbulence in the outer region of a zero-pressure-gradient boundary layer has been studied using particle image velocimetry (PIV) to measure the instantaneous velocity fields in a streamwise-wall-normal plane. Experiments performed at three Reynolds numbers in the range 930 < Re θ < 6845 show that the boundary layer is(More)
A micron-resolution particle image velocimetry (micro-PIV) system has been developed to measure instantaneous and ensemble-averaged flow fields in micron-scale fluidic devices. The system utilizes an epifluorescent microscope , 100—300 nm diameter seed particles, and an intensified CCD camera to record high-resolution particle-image fields. Velocity vector(More)
Instantaneous velocity fields in the x-y plane of a zero pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer are measured using particle image velocimetry. It is found that there exist random, time-varying zones in the U-V fields in which the streamwise momentum is remarkably uniform. The largest dimension of a typical zone is proportional to the boundary layer(More)
We studied left ventricular flow patterns for a range of rotational orientations of a bileaflet mechanical heart valve (MHV) implanted in the mitral position of an elastic model of a beating left ventricle (LV). The valve was rotated through 3 angular positions (0, 45, and 90 degrees) about the LV long axis. Ultrasound scans of the elastic LV were obtained(More)