Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is an optical flow measurement technique that is used to measure volume flow rate at the exit of a turbulent, round nozzle. The objective of this thesis is to determine how to best make this measurement. The quality of the measurement is affected by a range of data acquisition parameters and how data are processed. Measurements are made over a range of different flows using the two main types of PIV: Two Component (2C), which uses one camera, and Stereo, which uses two cameras, similar to human eyes. Previous work done for data acquisition and processing of PIV in general is found to apply. Different parameters are tested, evaluated, and discussed. Both 2C PIV and Stereo PIV were found to underestimate flow by approximately 2%.
Schaap, Robert, "Best Practices for Volume Flow Rate Measurements Using PIV at the Exit of a Turbulent Round Jet" (2017). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6274.
Available for download on Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Copyright for this work is retained by the student. If you have any questions regarding the inclusion of this work in the Digital Commons, please email us at .