Pulsed Laser Imaging of Flows, Flames and Plumes

The Pulsed Laser Imaging Group within the Physics Department at the University of Queensland works on the development and application of advanced measurement techniques to high enthalpy flows, flames and plumes. The aim is to characterise such flows by the use of non-intrusive laser-based methods. Two tunable pulsed dye-laser systems and an intensified camera are available for spectroscopic applications while two pulsed Nd:YAG lasers are used for interferometric methods. A number of techniques are being used for flow visualisation and for measurement of conditions such as velocity, density and temperature.

The group works closely with the Department of Mechanical Engineering who undertake supersonic combustion ramjet research as well as having developed the X series of superorbital expansion tubes, the world's fastest tunnels. The latter facilities are capable of simulating re-entry conditions for both orbital and superorbital conditions.

The pulse laser imaging group operates under research centres at the University of Queensland:

Collaboration exists with groups interstate and overseas.

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Contact Us

Contact person for the group is

Dr Tim McIntyre
School of Physical Sciences
Division of Physics
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, 4072
E-mail: mcintyre@physics.uq.edu.au
Office: +61 7 3365 3423
Lab: +61 7 3365 3715
Fax: +61 7 3365 1242