Volumetric flow measured in a laminar jet phantom using a two-dimensional speckle tracking system


Journal Article

A two-dimensional speckle tracking system was used to measure volumetric flow rates in a free laminar jet in vitro. The system utilized the Sum-Absolute-Difference (SAD) pattern matching algorithm to track small speckle regions between successive pulse-echo acquisitions in order to determine 2D velocities. Velocity profiles were measured across the jet diameter at a transducer angle of 90° at six flow rates from 2-12 cm/s. The profiles were then integrated, assuming a circular cross-section, to compute the volumetric flow rates. Experimental volumetric flow rates exhibited excellent agreement with actual rates (best fit line: y = 1.04x - 0.043, R2 > 0.99), with a mean error of 3.5%. Results indicate that accurate volume flow estimates can be obtained at 90°, where current unidimensional Doppler instruments fail, in circular free laminar jets.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bohs, LN; Friemel, BH; Trahey, GE

Published Date

  • December 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 1697 - 1700

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1051-0117

Citation Source

  • Scopus