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12 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020

—– Online Course from TUD – More information will follow—-

Particle Image Velocimetry is a measurement technique able to determine the instantaneous velocity field in a planar or volumetric domain. It is widely applied 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 microfluidics, turbulence, multiphase flows and aerodynamics. Next to the 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 of 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, no prerequisite knowledge is required. The following topics are discussed:
– PIV system components: tracers, lasers, optics, cameras
– Measurement fundamentals: cross-correlation, image density, loss-of-pairs
– Measurement regimes: stereoscopic PIV, multiphase flows, microfluidics, high-speed systems, volumetric methods (e.g. 3D-PTV, tomographic PIV)
– Data processing techniques: multi-pass correlation, multigrid methods, deforming windows, correlation averaging, multi-frame methods
– Data reduction and post-processing: vector validation, estimation of vorticity, detecting coherent structures, uncertainty quantification
Experimental design and lab demos are given in practical sessions.

Note that all lectures and practical sessions are online.
For PhD students of the JM Burgerscentrum, we aim to organize one lab session in Delft (subject to COVID measures) on the last day on the course.

Coordinator: Gerrit Elsinga (TUD), Andrea Sciacchitano (TUD)
Lecturers: Fulvio Scarano (TUD), Jerry Westerweel (TUD), Christian Poelma (TUD), Andrea Sciacchitano (TUD), Edwin Overmars (TUD), Bas van Oudheusden (TUD), Gerrit Elsinga (TUD), Rudie Kunnen (TU/e), Alvaro Marin (UT), Andreas Schröder (DLR), Ken Kiger (Maryland)

For more information, contact:
Gerrit Elsinga | 015 278 8179 |



12 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020


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