Course on Particle Image Velocimetry

Location: TU Delft, Bouwcampus, Van der Burghweg 1, 2628 CS Delft, The Netherlands

Date: 8th - 12th June 2020

SIG: SIG32 “Particle Image Velocimetry”

Organiser: Andrea Sciacchitano, Gerrit Elsinga, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Co-organizing Associations: JM Burgercentrum (JMBC), PC for the Netherlands

PIV Course Description:

Particle Image Velocimetry is a measurement technique able to determine the instantaneous velocity field in a planar or volumetric domain. It is widely employed in both fundamental and applied fluid mechanics research. The course discusses the fundamentals of the technique and examples of specific applications, including typical problems in microfluidics, turbulence, multiphase flows and aerodynamics. Next to the classroom lectures, a number of practical sessions will be organized, where the participants can practice their skills and see some state-of- art facilities (e.g. tomographic PIV, high-speed PIV). The course is primarily targeted at PhD students from the JM Burgerscentrum, with priority on registration. Due to limitations on the available space in the practical sessions, the maximum number of participants is set to 35. Other interested researchers (postdocs, faculty, researchers from institutes and industry) are welcome to apply as well. Apart from a basic understanding of fluid mechanics, there is no prerequisite knowledge.

Topics:
  • PIV system components: tracers, lasers, optics, cameras
  • Measurement fundamentals: cross-correlation, image density, loss-of-pairs
  • Measurement regimes: stereoscopic PIV, multiphase flows, microfluidics, high-speed systems, volumetric methods (3D-PTV, tomographic PIV, holographic PIV)
  • Data processing techniques: multi-pass correlation, multigrid methods, deforming windows, correlation averaging, multi-frame methods
  • Data reduction and post-processing: vector validation, estimation of vorticity, detecting coherent structures, uncertainty quantification

Additional information on the course is available here

Registration page for non-JMBC members is available here