Quantitative flow visualization systems


The FM-1000/1100 system is an easy set up for flow investigations. Once the camera is focused on particles on the laser light sheet, flow information is captured and analyzed, giving instantaneous velocity field results for that particular plane.

Capturing a sequence of images provides useful statistical information such as average velocities field, vorticities, and shear, as well as time-animations; providing detailed information regarding vortex trajectories and evolving regions of high and low velocity.

Both the FM-1000 and FM-1100 share the same system components: laser, camera, synchronizer and software. The exception is the BG-1000 bubble generator,which is designed for air flow applications. Therefore, the FM-1000 system with the BG-1000 bubble generator included is catered for air flow applications, while the FM-1100 is a system ideal for water flow measurements.

FM-1000 FM-1100
Model BG-1000 Micro bubble generator to seed air flows Model 10089 seed particles
Continuous laser with integrated laser light sheet optics
Model 630104-18GB Phantom VEO410 high resolution and high frame rate camera
Model 610036 LaserPulse Synchronizer
Insight 4G software package to control the data acquisition and data processing


  • Flow distribution and aerosol transport in coughing and sneezing
  • Measurements in wind tunnels and water channels
  • Turbulent flow investigations



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