A Review in Particle Image Velocimetry Techniques (Developments and Applications)

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 65, No. 2, January 2020, Pages 213-229

Mohammed Raad Abdulwahab1,*, Yasir H. Ali1, Fatima J. Habeeb1, Abdoulhadi A. Borhana2, Ahmed M. Abdelrhman3, Salah M. Ali Al-Obaidi4
1 Northern Technical University, Technical College Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
2 Department of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, BN-03-33, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000 Kajang. Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
3 School of Engineering, Bahrain Polytechnic, P.O.Box 33349, Isa Town, Bahrain
4 Institute of Noise and Vibration, University Technology Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: mohammed1982@ntu.edu.iq


Particle image velocimetry; 3D fluid flow; PIV; flow measurements; HPIV; SPIV


The latest entrant into the fluid flow measurement field is the particle image velocimetry (PIV) which offers velocity field immediately in flow domains. Referring to the definition, the placement is recorded by PIV over time pertaining to small tracer particles that were released in the flow for local fluid velocity extraction. Thus, PIV can be regarded as a quantitative extension pertaining to visualisation techniques for qualitative flow being practiced for a number of decades. This review provides a detailed background pertaining to evolution of PIV, principle of operation, basic elements, key features, uncertainty, errors in PIV as well as few applications of PIV. Recent advances pertaining to the PIV technique have been aimed at procuring all three components with regards to fluid velocity vectors simultaneously in a volume or in a plane that enables wider applications with the PIV technique for investigating more complex flow phenomena. In recent years, developing of various advanced PIV techniques have been successfully achieved, including three-dimensional (3D) particle-tracking velocimetry (3D-PTV), tomographic PIV, holographic PIV (HPIV) technique and stereo PIV (SPIV). A comparison has been done between the main PIV techniques.


Mohammed Raad, Abdulwahab, et al. “A Review in Particle Image Velocimetry Techniques (Developments and Applications).” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 65.2 (2020): 213-229.

Mohammed Raad, A., Yasir, H. A., Fatima, J. H., Abdoulhadi, A. B., Ahmed, M. A., & Salah, M. A. A.(2020). A Review in Particle Image Velocimetry Techniques (Developments and Applications). Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 65(2), 213-229.

Mohammed Raad Abdulwahab, Yasir H. Ali, Fatima J. Habeeb, Abdoulhadi A. Borhana, Ahmed M. Abdelrhman, and Salah M. Ali Al-Obaidi. “A Review in Particle Image Velocimetry Techniques (Developments and Applications).” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 65, no. 2 (2020): 213-229.

Mohammed Raad, A., Yasir, H.A., Fatima, J.H., Abdoulhadi, A.B., Ahmed, M.A., and Salah, M.A.A., 2020. A Review in Particle Image Velocimetry Techniques (Developments and Applications). Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 65(2), pp. 213-229.

Mohammed Raad A, Yasir HA, Fatima JH, Abdoulhadi AB, Ahmed MA, Salah MAA. A Review in Particle Image Velocimetry Techniques (Developments and Applications). Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2020;65(2): 213-229.


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