Particle Imaging Velocimetry and Its Applications in Hydraulics: A State-of-the-Art Review

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Part of the Geoplanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS, volume 1)

Abstract

This chapter is an overview presentation of the Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) technique, actually widely used in hydraulics. This technique has the important advantage of measuring an entire velocity field nonintrusively. In particular, after a brief description of the historical development and the basic principles of the method, some representative applications of the PIV technique in hydraulic research are presented.

Keywords

Particle Image Velocimetry Tracer Particle Light Sheet Particle Tracking Velocimetry Particle Image Velocimetry System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CassinoCassinoItaly

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