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.

Typical applications

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

Related scientific publications

Instantaneous Flow Vector Measurement by a Pair of Ultrasound Doppler Instruments

Flow Limitation and Riverbank Protection Design Using Asymmetrical Flow Mapping on a Physical Hydraulic Model

Influence of relative fluid depth on initial bedform dynamics in closed horizontal pipe flow

Measuring particle concentration in multiphase pipe flow using acoustic backscatter generalization of the dual frequency inversion method


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