A unique, highly modular and flexible underwater system for stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements has been designed, manufactured and tested. The instrument is intended for planar three-dimensional velocity measurements in large facilities such as water tow tanks and tunnels. The performance of the system is assessed in four major stereoscopic configurations. Errors under 2% for the in-plane components and 4% for the out-of-plane components are found. The system is tested in the INSEAN large circulating water channel where the measurement of the flow around a model ship oriented at a moderate yaw angle is performed and puts into evidence the main features of the flow.
A Versatile Fully Submersible Stereo-PIV Probe for Tow Tank Applications
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Pereira, F, Costa, T, Felli, M, Calcagno, G, & Di Felice, F. "A Versatile Fully Submersible Stereo-PIV Probe for Tow Tank Applications." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2003 4th Joint Fluids Summer Engineering Conference. Volume 2: Symposia, Parts A, B, and C. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. July 6–10, 2003. pp. 101-106. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2003-45600
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