Liquid flows found in environment related fields are often of complex nature, being multidimensional, transporting solid particles and gas bubbles, influenced by various external parameters.
Thanks to its versatility and capability to measure non intrusively particles-loaded and opaque liquids, UVP instrument is an alternative of choice to classical speed measuring devices (Pitot tube, current-meter) or optical instruments (LDA, PIV). It is indeed widely used in related research units, for instance related to hydraulics and earth science.
Sediment transport, marine & continental hydrology, wave flow, flood management, tsunami, revitalization of water ecosystems, fish pass, biotechnical engineering, intestinal flow, artificial heart design, geology, climate change, water quality, oil slick, ecological disaster, pollution monitoring
Typical measured liquids
Water, water suspensions, salty water, muddy flows, turbidity currents, tectonic flows, organic liquids
Typical UVP instrument set-up
- Profiler: single-probe, multi-probe, trigger input, dual UVP-DUO use, 1D, 2D, 3D
- Transducers: standard TX 0,5 – 1 – 2 – 4 MHz, long-range LR 0,5 – 1 MHz
- Software: UVP software, Matlab import utility
- Accessories: acoustic reflectors, acoustic gel
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