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Author Rinkevichi͡us, Broni͡us Simovich.

Title Laser refractography / B.S. Rinkevichyus, O.A. Evtikhieva, I.L. Raskovskaya
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 189 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Structured Laser Radiation -- Physical Causes of Optical Inhomogeneity -- Refraction of Laser Beams in Inhomogeneous Media -- Refraction of SLR in a Spherical Inhomogeneity -- Laser Refractography Systems -- Digital Recording and Processing for Refractography -- Quantitative Diagnosis of Inhomogeneities -- Conclusion -- Quiz -- Index
Summary This book describes the basic principles of laser refractography, a flexible new diagnostic tool for measuring optically inhomogeneous media and flows. Laser refractography is based on digital imaging and computer processing of structured laser beam refraction (SLR) in inhomogeneous transparent media. Laser refractograms provide both qualitative and quantitative measurements and can be used for the study of fast and transient processes. In this book, the theoretical basis of refractography is explored in some detail, and experimental setups are described for measurement of transparent media using either 2D (passed radiation) or 3D (scattered radiation) refractograms. Specific examples and applications are discussed, including visualization of the boundary layer near a hot or cold metallic ball in water, and observation of edge effects and microlayers in liquids and gases. As the first book to describe this new and exciting technique, this monograph has broad cross-disciplinary appeal and will be of interest to students and researchers who need to characterize complex fluid behavior
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Refraction.
Flow visualization.
Fluid dynamic measurements.
Laser beams -- Diffraction.
Form Electronic book
Author Evtikhieva, O. A.
Raskovskaya, I. L.
ISBN 9781441973979 (electronic bk.)
1441973974 (electronic bk.)