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IPRA - Institut Pluridisciplinaire de Recherches Appliquées (IPRA)



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Pascal BRUEL (pascal.bruel @

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Platform “MAVERIC"Tray Model for the experimental validation of cooling by controlled injection

IPRA - Platform “MAVERIC"
IPRA - Platform “MAVERIC"

The MAVERIC platform offers experimental characterization and modeling of flow turbulence as well as the interpretation of thermal phenomena and fluid mixtures.

Field of applications

  • Aeronautics
  • Materials
  • Liquid and gaseous processes

Themes and skills

  • Instrumented test bench for internal aerodynamic studies, physical analysis of
    flows, turbulence, etc.
  • Acoustics
  • Validation of calculation programs and turbulence models
  • On-site PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) measurement campaigns if non-opaque fluids can be observed through transparent  portholes.

Equipment and Instruments

Test bench for aerodynamic studies

  • An air supply device with two centrifugal compressors driven by two threephase motors powered and controlled by two regulators (Siemens 420). A mass flow meter (CNRS Pprime patented) is installed on one of the two pipes.
  • Two superimposed rectangular metal channels, 2.5 cm long and 0.4 m x 0.12 m in cross-section, which allow two incident flows to be established. The system is calibrated for an operating range between 0 and 500 Pa with an accuracy of approximately 1Pa. The upper channel is connected to a sound box equipped with a 300 mm diameter Raptor loudspeaker.
  • The 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.12 m3 Plexiglas test model can accommodate a central plate bearing a given perforation pattern (single hole, row of holes or multiperforation).

Punctual speed measurement: a Dantec/TSI laser Doppler velocimeter (a 4W argon continuous laser with its external cooling system, a colour separator with four colours for optical fibre, an optical fibre equipped with a transmission and reception head (Dantec), a signal analyser coupled to acquisition software (TSI)

Planar velocity measurement: a LaVision two- or three-component planar particle imaging velocimetry system; 2 pulsed Yag lasers (Quantel), 2 ProX CCD cameras (LaVision), an optical arm and two slick generators, a synchronization unit and processing software (LaVision)

Liquid spray seeding system (LaVision)

A set of four microphones (Bruel and Kjoer) with their conditioner and an acquisition system (National Instrument) driven by LabView.