Cost effective measuring technique to simultaneously quantify 2D velocity fields and depth-averaged solute concentrations in shallow water flows

Santiago Rojas Arques, Matteo Rubinato, Andrew Nichols, James D. Shucksmith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper presents a cost-effective methodology to simultaneously measure mixing processes and surface velocity fields in shallow flows using multiple, synchronized low cost cameras and lighting. Velocity fields and depth averaged concentration of a soluble fluorescent tracer are obtained over a 4.8 × 1.22 m2 measurement area using the new techniques and the results verified against traditional point probe measurements in a laboratory flume. An example of simultaneous velocity/concentration measurement is presented for an instantaneous release of tracer into flow around an obstruction. The method will help to improve the understanding of mixing processes in shallow open channel flows. It is anticipated that the technique will be useful in physical modelling studies where the mixing and hydraulic length scales under investigation are in the order of 1–10 m, for example in compound channels and partially vegetated streams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-223
Number of pages11
JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

© 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY/4.0

Keywords

  • Flume experiment
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Planar Concentration Analysis (PCA)
  • Cost-effective
  • GoPro Hero4

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cost effective measuring technique to simultaneously quantify 2D velocity fields and depth-averaged solute concentrations in shallow water flows'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this