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The development and application of time resolved PIV at the University of Strathclyde

Stickland, M.T. and Scanlon, T.J. and Vidinha, T. and Langlands, K.C. and Dempster, W.M. and Jaryczewski, R. and Langlands, Kim Corell (2003) The development and application of time resolved PIV at the University of Strathclyde. Experiments in Fluids, 177. pp. 199-207. ISSN 0723-4864

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of time resolved particle image velocimetry (PIV) within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. The Department's first PIV systems were developed on a limited budget and used existing and second hand equipment. The original technique which, employed 16mm high speed cinematography, is described. The introduction and development of low cost systems employing high speed digital video (HSDV) is discussed and, finally, the Department's new time resolved PIV system, supplied by Dantec Dynamics, is introduced. For each of the PIV systems that have been developed a critical analysis of their functionality is given and samples of the data that they have been produced are shown. Data are presented from systems such as de-rotated centrifugal impellers, air bubbles growing in columns of water, pulsatile jets and vortex shedding.