Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 159–169

Twenty years of particle image velocimetry


DOI: 10.1007/s00348-005-0991-7

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Adrian, R.J. Exp Fluids (2005) 39: 159. doi:10.1007/s00348-005-0991-7


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.

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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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