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The Particle Image Velocimetry

Characteristics, Limits and Possible Applications

Edited by Giovanna Cavazzini

University of Padua, Italy

The Particle Image Velocimetry is undoubtedly one of the most important technique in Fluid-dynamics since it allows to obtain a direct and instantaneous visualization of the flow field in a non-intrusive way. This innovative technique spreads in a wide number of research fields, from aerodynamics to medicine, from biology to turbulence researches, from aerodynamics to combustion processes. The book is aimed at presenting the PIV technique and its wide range of possible applications so as to provide a reference for researchers who intended to exploit this innovative technique in their research fields. Several aspects and possible problems in the analysis of large- and micro-scale turbulent phenomena, two-phase flows and polymer melts, combustion processes and turbo-machinery flow fields, internal waves and river/ocean flows were considered.

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The Particle Image VelocimetryCharacteristics, Limits and Possible ApplicationsEdited by Giovanna Cavazzini

Published: May 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2118

ISBN: 978-953-51-0625-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6212-4

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

32714 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations


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1. Stereoscopic PIV and Its Applications on Reconstruction Three-Dimensional Flow Field

By L. Gan


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2. Limits in Planar PIV Due to Individual Variations of Particle Image Intensities

By Holger Nobach


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3. PIV Measurements Applied to Hydraulic Machinery: Cavitating and Cavitation-Free Flows

By Gabriel Dan Ciocan and Monica Sanda Iliescu


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4. Post-Processing Methods of PIV Instantaneous Flow Fields for Unsteady Flows in Turbomachines

By G. Cavazzini, A. Dazin, G. Pavesi, P. Dupont and G. Bois


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5. PIV Measurements on Oxy-Fuel Burners

By Boushaki Toufik and Sautet Jean-Charles


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6. Characterization of the Bidirectional Vortex Using Particle Image Velocimetry

By Brian A. Maicke and Joseph Majdalani


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7. Application of the Particle Image Velocimetry to the Couette-Taylor Flow

By Innocent Mutabazi, Nizar Abcha, Olivier Crumeyrolle and Alexander Ezersky


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8. Rheo-Particle Image Velocimetry for the Analysis of the Flow of Polymer Melts

By Jose Perez-Gonzalez, Benjamin M. Marin-Santibanez, Francisco Rodriguez- Gonzalez and Jose G. Gonzalez-Santos


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9. PIV as a Complement to LDA in the Study of an Unsteady Oscillating Turbulent Flow

By Chong Y. Wong, Graham J. Nathan, Richard M Kelso


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10. μ-PIV for the Analysis of Flow Fields near a Propagating Air-Liquid Interface

By Eiichiro Yamaguchi, Bradford J. Smith and Donald P. Gaver III


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11. Digital Micro PIV (μPIV) and Velocity Profiles In Vitro and In Vivo

By Aristotle G. Koutsiaris


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12. Measurements of Particle Velocities and Trajectories for Internal Waves Propagating in a Density-Stratified Two-Layer Fluid on a Slope

By Motohiko Umeyama, Tetsuya Shintani, Kim-Cuong Nguyen and Shogo Matsuki


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13. Applying of PIV/PTV Methods for Physical Modeling of the Turbulent Buoyant Jets in a Stratified Fluid

By Valery Bondur, Yurii Grebenyuk, Ekaterina Ezhova, Alexander Kandaurov, Daniil Sergeev and Yuliya Troitskaya


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14. Full Field Measurements in a River Mouth by Means of Particle Tracking Velocimetry

By A. Ciarravano, E. Binotti, A. Bruschi, V. Pesarino, F. Lalli and G.P. Romano


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