Measurement of flame temperature distribution by ir emission computed tomography

Hiroki Uchiyama, Masato Nakajima, Shinichi Yuta

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Noncontact and nondestructive measurements for determining flame temperature distribution are under investigation. This paper proposes a new method we have called infrared emission computed tomography to measure the temperature distribution in arbitrary transaxial layers of the flame by calculating the infrared radiation intensity emitted from a flame as the projection data. We developed an experimental system using an infrared sensor as the detector and applied our method to a laminar flame. W e obtained good images of the temperature distribution in a flame. In addition, temperature profiles obtained by this method were in good agreement with the results of the thermocouple probe measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4111-4116
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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