In this study, an integrated gray-level gradient method is applied to extract the three-dimensional (3D) velocity fields of sprays. This method consists of a conventional edge-sharpness method and a new method, namely, the overall-sharpness method, which is an efficient supplement of the former. And then the synchronization system is designed and assembled to record double-exposure spray holograms in a short time interval. Finally, using the integrated gray-level gradient method and some image processing techniques, the 3D coordinates of droplets are easily obtained, which can be used to evaluate the 3D velocity fields and the size features of spray droplets in different spray injection pressures. It proves that the integrated gray-level gradient method is well applied to measure the characteristics of sprays in in-line digital holography.
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