Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 170–191 | Cite as

Main results of the Second International PIV Challenge

  • M. StanislasEmail author
  • K. Okamoto
  • C. J. Kähler
  • J. Westerweel
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This paper presents the main results of the Second International PIV Challenge which took place in Busan (Korea) on the 19th and 20th of September 2003. This workshop was linked to the PIV03 International Symposium, which was held at the same place the following week. The present contribution gives the objectives of the Challenge, describes the test cases and the algorithms used by the participants, and presents the main results together with some discussion and conclusions on the accuracy and robustness of various PIV and PTV algorithms. As all the results obtained cannot be detailed, this contribution should serve as a guide for the use of the full database of images and results which is available at


PIV PTV PIV algorithms Accuracy Spatial resolution 



The authors are thankful to S. Hervouet, J.M. Foucaut, P. Geelhoed, E. Orito and U. Scholz for their help in preparing and processing the data and organising the Challenge. They are also thankful to Prof. K.C. Kim and his team for the friendly and efficient organisation of the workshop in Busan, Korea. They are thankful to Prof. Tsubokura, from the Tokyo Electro-Communication University, for providing the DNS data for case B. They are finally thankful to the Visualisation Society of Japan and the European Community (through the PIVNET 2 European thematic network) for supporting this Challenge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stanislas
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Okamoto
    • 2
  • C. J. Kähler
    • 3
  • J. Westerweel
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique de LilleUMR 8107Villeneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Quantum Energy, Systems ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institut für StrömungsmechanikBraunschweigGermany
  4. 4.Laboratory for Aero and HydrodynamicsDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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