Particle Tracking Courses


*2022*PARTICLE TRACKING VELOCIMETRY EVENTS

PIV course 2022

Course: Application of Particle Image Velocimetry Theory and Practice (PIV course)

A significant feature of PIV and LPT is that a reliable basis of experimental flow field data is provided for direct comparison with numerical calculations and hence, for validation of flow simulation codes. During the last years an increasing number of scientists have started to utilize the PIV techniques to investigate the instantaneous structure of velocity fields in various areas of fluid mechanics. A large number of different approaches for the recording and evaluation of PIV images have been described in literature. This course, which is the 28th course on PIV since 1993 organized by DLR, will mainly concentrate on those aspects of the theory of PIV relevant to applications. Besides giving lectures on the fundamental aspects, special emphasis is placed on the presentation of practical and reliable solutions of problems which are faced during the implementation of this technique in wind tunnels and other test facilities. During practice the participants will have the opportunity to carry out the recording and the evaluation of PIV images by themselves in small groups. Matured developments of the PIV technique such as Stereo PIV, Time Resolved PIV, Micro-PIV and recent innovations in 3D(t)-PIV/3D-PTV (tomographic and digital holographic PIV, LPT Shake-The-Box) will be discussed and demonstrated.Date: 21-24 March 2022Link: https://pivcourse.dlr.de/

*2021* PARTICLE TRACKING VELOCIMETRY EVENTS

Course: Fundamentals and recent advances in Particle Image Velocimetry and Lagrangian Particle Tracking

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) has now matured as a versatile and robust tool for flow measurements. PIV is a technique able to measure instantaneous velocity fields in 2D and 3D domain at many points simultaneously, opening the path to field measurements of quantities such as vorticity and strain. The range of application in fluid dynamics research covers a wide spectrum, from microscopic to macroscopic scales of the atmospheric flows, from iposonic to hypersonic regime. The recent hardware and data-processing advances, especially in the fields of time-resolved PIV and volumetric Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT), have established PIV as a prominent technique in experimental fluid mechanics research and a must-have tool for top-class laboratories.The aim of this course is to discuss the fundamentals of the technique and initiate the attendees to the most recent developments in the field of PIV and LPT. The course will provide an overview of planar and volumetric PIV and LPT, including examples of application in a wide range of flows. A review of the state-of-art methods for data post-processing will also be included. The lectures will include practical examples with code writing of PIV image processing and data post-processing, with emphasis on the “human factor” in PIV image analysis and on the importance of robust algorithms to reduce measurement uncertainty. To this purpose, a PIV-interactive session will be proposed, where the attendees will be invited to analyze images with their custom-made software or with open software available online.Date: 15-18 November 2021Link: https://www.vki.ac.be/index.php/events-ls/events/eventdetail/520/-/online-on-site-lecture-series-fundamentals-and-recent-advances-in-particle-image-velocimetry-and-lagrangian-particle-tracking


Von Karman institute course

Course: Experimental techniques in fluid mechanics

This course for JMBC PhD students gives a general overview of concepts of experimental methods for flow, pressure, concentration and temperature measurements. The course will discuss various classic techniques (thermocouples, Pitot tubes, hot-wire anemometry) and optical techniques such as shadowgraphy and Schlieren. The course will also focus on modern non-intrusive laser techniques (Laser Doppler and Phase Doppler Anemometry, Particle Imaging and Particle Tracking Velocimetry and Laser-Induced Fluorescence). We will discuss methods for flow visualization and high-speed imaging and we have special presentations on experimental methods used in two-phase flows, in rheology and in industrial applications.Date: 15-19 November 2021Link: https://jmburgerscentrum.nl/event/experimental-techniques-in-fluid-mechanics/



TuDelft PIV course
PIV course

Course: Application of Particle Image Velocimetry Theory and Practice (PIV course)

A significant feature of PIV and LPT is that a reliable basis of experimental flow field data is provided for direct comparison with numerical calculations and hence, for validation of flow simulation codes. During the last years an increasing number of scientists have started to utilize the PIV techniques to investigate the instantaneous structure of velocity fields in various areas of fluid mechanics. A large number of different approaches for the recording and evaluation of PIV images have been described in literature. This course, which is the 28th course on PIV since 1993 organized by DLR, will mainly concentrate on those aspects of the theory of PIV relevant to applications. Besides giving lectures on the fundamental aspects, special emphasis is placed on the presentation of practical and reliable solutions of problems which are faced during the implementation of this technique in wind tunnels and other test facilities. During practice the participants will have the opportunity to carry out the recording and the evaluation of PIV images by themselves in small groups. Matured developments of the PIV technique such as Stereo PIV, Time Resolved PIV, Micro-PIV and recent innovations in 3D(t)-PIV/3D-PTV (tomographic and digital holographic PIV, LPT Shake-The-Box) will be discussed and demonstrated.Date: 15-18 March 2021Link: https://pivcourse.dlr.de/

*2020* PARTICLE TRACKING VELOCIMETRY EVENTS

Course: Particle Image Velocimetry

Particle Image Velocimetry is a measurement technique able to determine the instantaneous velocity field in a planar or volumetric domain. It is widely employed in both fundamental and applied fluid mechanics research. The course discusses the fundamentals of the technique and examples of specific applications, including typical problems in microfluidic, turbulence, multiphase flows and aerodynamics. Next to the classroom lectures, a number of practical sessions will be organized, where the participants can practice their skills and see some state of art facilities (e.g. tomographic PIV, high-speed PIV). The course is primarily targeted at PhD students from the JM Burgerscentrum, with priority on registration. Due to limitations on the available space in the practical sessions, the maximum number of participants is set to 35. Other interested researchers (postdocs, faculty, researchers from institutes and industry) are welcome to apply as well. Apart from a basic understanding of fluid mechanics, there is no prerequisite knowledge.Date: 12-16 October 2020Link: https://www.ercoftac.org/events/course-on-particle-image-velocimetry/




TuDelft PIV course