Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 159–169 | Cite as

Twenty years of particle image velocimetry

  • R. J. Adrian


The development of the method of particle image velocimetry (PIV) is traced by describing some of the milestones that have enabled new and/or better measurements to be made. The current status of PIV is summarized, and some goals for future advances are addressed.


Particle Image Velocimetry Light Sheet Particle Image Velocimetry Measurement Image Density Particle Tracking Velocimetry 
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This paper was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory. The author would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge with gratitude the many contributions of the students, post-doctoral associates, senior visiting scholars, and academic collaborators who, over the past 20 years, have studied particle image velocimetry in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanic’s Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Flow. They are, in rough chronological order: C.-S. Yao, C. Landreth, J. Kompenhans, M. Lee, R. Keane, Z. C. Liu, D. L. Reuss, T. J. Hanratty, P. Offutt, A. Prasad, M. Cui, C. Wark, H. Xu, T. Urushihara, J. Westerweel, C. Westergaard, C. Meinhart, K. Paschal, J. Brouillette, Y. Zhang, D. Barnhart, G. Papen, V. Troy, T. Oakley, E. Loth, C. Tomkins, S. Soloff, U. Ullum, K. Christensen, R. Fernandes, K. Sharp, N. Fujisawa, C. Kaehler, K. Nishino, J. Sakakibara, K.C. Kim, D. Hill, K. Takehara, J. Santiago, M. Olsen, Z. Deng, B. Balasubramanian, E.Yamaguchi, M. Murphy, W. Lai, G. Elliott, and P. Vedula.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Flow, Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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