Advanced Instrumentation Research

A small probe for measurements in supersonic flow

Investigators: Professor Tom Povey.

Students: Matt Collins, Ben Hall, Ben Kirollos

Sponsor: Rolls-Royce Turbines.

I am interested in advanced instrumentation for flow measurement. The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Measurements of angle in highly swirling flows (such as in modern combustors)
  • Measurement of flow (Mach, Temperature, Angle) in aggressive environments
  • High frequency temperature measurements in highly unsteady (turbine) environments
  • Minature probes for measurements in moderately (M < 2) supersonic flow
  • IR camera techniques for metal effectiveness measurements.