The lab is currently being used to study the laminerization of a gaseous media resulting from geometric influences and natural circulation cross flow between adjacent fuel rods under light water reactor conditions due to unevenly heated rods.

The lab is outfitted with: 
 

Laser
•5 watt continuous output laser
•NdYAG diode
•Variable power output
•Adjustable focal lens
 
High speed camera
•Collection rate up to 1000 Hz at full resolution 
•Grey scale camera
•High resolution adjustable aperture lens
 
System
•Both Time Resolved and Steady State Particle Image Velocimetry Capability
•2 Dimensional PIV system
•Advanced adaptive cross-correlation algorithms for image post processing