Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 183–186 | Cite as

Inexpensive fluorescent particles for large-scale experiments using particle image velocimetry

  • Francisco Pedocchi
  • J. Ezequiel Martin
  • Marcelo H. García


Custom-produced fluorescent particles are presented and their use as tracers for particle image velocimetry is evaluated. The fabrication procedure is explained and the main properties of the particles are described. The advantages of using fluorescent particles over nonfluorescent ones are discussed, in particular, for applications involving large facilities, as those used in hydraulic research. Images using the produced particles are also shown.


Particle Image Velocimetry Cross Section Concentration Settling Velocity Particle Image Velocimetry Measurement Fluorescent Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Pedocchi
    • 1
  • J. Ezequiel Martin
    • 1
  • Marcelo H. García
    • 1
  1. 1.Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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