Laser-induced incandescence (LII) measurements carried out in aerosols having a large particle volume fraction must be corrected to account for extinction between the energized aerosol particles and the detector, called signal trapping. While standard correction techniques have been developed for signal trapping by absorption, the effect of scattering on LII measurements requires further investigation, particularly the case of highly anisotropic scattering and along a path of relatively large optical thickness. This paper examines this phenomenon in an aerosol containing highly aggregated soot particles by simulating LII signals using a backward Monte Carlo analysis; these signals are then used to recover the soot particle temperature and soot volume fraction. The results show that inscattered radiation is a substantial component of the LII signal under high soot loading conditions, which can strongly influence properties derived from these measurements. Correction techniques based on Bouguer’s law are shown to be effective in mitigating the effect of scatter on the LII signals.
Simulation of Laser-Induced Incandescence Measurements in an Anisotropically Scattering Aerosol Through Backward Monte Carlo
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Daun, K. J., Thomson, K. A., and Liu, F. (August 29, 2008). "Simulation of Laser-Induced Incandescence Measurements in an Anisotropically Scattering Aerosol Through Backward Monte Carlo." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. November 2008; 130(11): 112701. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2955468
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