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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2011

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Positron Emission Tomography (Pet) For Flow Measurement, Bi Yao Zhang Aug 2011

Positron Emission Tomography (Pet) For Flow Measurement, Bi Yao Zhang

Masters Theses

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is frequently used for medical imaging. Maturity and flexibility of PET as an imaging technique has expanded its utility beyond the medical domain. It can be used as a tool for fluid flow studies in opaque fluids and for flow within complex geometry where conventional optical flow measurement approaches fail. This study explores the capabilities of PET as flow measurement tool suited to validation of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) predictions.

The MicroPET P4 scanner was used to image the diffusion process in flow around a rod bundle geometry similar to that found in a nuclear reactor ...