Numerical study of two-dimensional water vapor concentration and temperature distribution of combustion zones using tunable diode laser absorption tomography

Huihui Xia, Zhenyu Xu, Ruifeng Kan, Yabai He, Jianguo Liu*, Guangle Zhang

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Abstract

The principle of gas temperature and concentration measurement based on Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) is introduced. Combining Computed Tomography (CT) with TDLAS, herein referred to as Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Tomography (TDLAT), reconstructs temperature and concentration distribution which are assumed as Gaussian function or paraboloid function. A pair of water absorption lines (7153.722 cm-1 and 7153.748 cm-1 and 7154.354 cm-1) is selected to measure temperature by means of two-line technique. Radon transform is used to calculate projections of different path for reconstructing temperature distribution based on filtered backprojection algorithm. With a general normalization process, water vapor concentration distribution can be obtained simultaneously. The reconstruction results agree well with the original model. In consideration of laboratory verification and experimental condition, the TDLAT data consist of 13 projection angles and 11 parallel rays at each angle is discussed in this article, obtaining distribution map with a resolution of 20 x 20. Although the reconstruction value of the edge deviates a little from the original parameters, this method achieves relatively satisfactory outcome in general. The reconstruction error roughly increases with decreasing projection angles and parallel rays, additionally, the reconstruction accuracy is more dependent on the parallel ray number at each angle than the projection angle number. Appropriate grid partition is also important in reconstruction study, the optimal grid partition is 30 x 30 or near this magnitude when the system contains totally 18 projection angles and 27 parallel rays at each angle. This work proposes a feasible formula for reconstruction research with a small amount of projections and rays, theoretically, laying a foundation for experimental validation in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-178
Number of pages9
JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computer tomography
  • Filtered backprojection algorithm
  • Laser absorption spectroscopy
  • Projection rays
  • Two-dimensional distribution

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