MRI of Bubbly Flows


This NSF-funded project seeks to study the dynamics of bubbles in fluidized beds and dense suspensions using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), advancing MRI techniques as needed to image these flows. Ultimately, we seek to produce rapid, fully 3D images of bubbles as well as the velocity of fluid and particles surrounding the bubbles. The insights from these experiments will be used to improve models of complex bubbly flows for ultimate application to geophysics and engineering systems.