PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) is an non-invasive imaging methodology used to visualize and quantify flow fields. Some applications include determining vorticity from an object in a flow, quantifying turbulence caused by a airfoil, or observing disturbances in microflows within microfluidic devices.
This introductory short course is intended for potential and current users of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The goal is to provide users a guide to best practices on setting up the high-speed camera, and configuring specific software packages. This course will be partly guided by Vision Research and a PIV software provider.