Particle Image Velocimetry

Progress towards Industrial Application

  • M. Stanislas
  • J. Kompenhans
  • J. Westerweel

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. Stanislas, J. Kompenhans
    Pages 1-9
  3. J. C. Monnier, M. Stanislas
    Pages 11-35
  4. W. Kühn, J. Kompenhans, J. C. Monnier
    Pages 91-150
  5. H. Royer, K. Sjörs, M. Stanislas, H. P. Veerman
    Pages 175-195
  6. M. Stanislas, J. Kompenhans, J. Westerweel
    Pages 197-201
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-540

About this book


The aeronautics industry is presently aiming for faster design cycles and shorter time to market of new aircraft. It is looking at the same time for improved aerodynamic performance, for evident competitive reasons. Advanced, computer based design systems, including fast and reliable numerical flow solvers, have been developed in the last decade including new turbulence models. On the experimental side, measurement techniques in general have also been improved significantly, however the data evaluation process remains still very time consuming, and unsteady effects and turbulence are often not being captured with sufficient accuracy and detail. The development of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) has helped to improve the analysis of the flow fields. After investigations in laboratory scale wind tunnels, a joint initiative on PIV research, by the European Aerospace Research Establishments, within GARTEUR have enabled a wide breakthrough of this new technology in Europe. Within the Research Framework Program of the European Union, the joint research project EUROPIV aimed to apply PIV technology to problems of industrial interest.


Particle Image Velocimetry color simulation wind

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Stanislas
    • 1
  • J. Kompenhans
    • 2
  • J. Westerweel
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de LilleFrance
  2. 2.DLR GöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5394-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2543-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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