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Mayur PatelFollow

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Authors' Class Standing

Accelerated Graduate Student

Lead Presenter's Name

Mayur Patel

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Mark A Ricklick

Abstract

The Temperature Sensitive Paint (TSP) is a widely used method in measuring and visualizing flow separation. Compared to the cost and time consumption needed for digital methods, such as pitot tubes, temperature sensitive paint provides a cheaper alternative. Due to high usage in College of Engineering research projects, it was determined that in house fabrication of temperature sensitive paint would reduce time and cost limitations. For initial stages, literature research was performed to determine the raw luminophore and polymer binder optimum for the ranges of temperatures. Europium III thenoyltrifluoroacetonate was determined to be an effective luminophore to create a solvent for jet impingement research. Standard operating procedure was also created such that it met the environmental risk factors for fabrication of paint. The testing of the solvent is yet to be performed. However, the goal is to compare and develop an automated image sensing calibration system based on reference imaging. Control data from Dr. Mark Ricklick and Dr. Ebenezer Gnanamanickam will be utilized as a comparison for effectiveness of paint to be validated and implemented in Gas Turbine Lab Research.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes

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Producing Temperature Sensitive Paint In-House

The Temperature Sensitive Paint (TSP) is a widely used method in measuring and visualizing flow separation. Compared to the cost and time consumption needed for digital methods, such as pitot tubes, temperature sensitive paint provides a cheaper alternative. Due to high usage in College of Engineering research projects, it was determined that in house fabrication of temperature sensitive paint would reduce time and cost limitations. For initial stages, literature research was performed to determine the raw luminophore and polymer binder optimum for the ranges of temperatures. Europium III thenoyltrifluoroacetonate was determined to be an effective luminophore to create a solvent for jet impingement research. Standard operating procedure was also created such that it met the environmental risk factors for fabrication of paint. The testing of the solvent is yet to be performed. However, the goal is to compare and develop an automated image sensing calibration system based on reference imaging. Control data from Dr. Mark Ricklick and Dr. Ebenezer Gnanamanickam will be utilized as a comparison for effectiveness of paint to be validated and implemented in Gas Turbine Lab Research.

 

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