A novel technique of microscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is presented for two-phase annular, wavy-annular and stratified flow. Seeding of opaque particles in a water/dye flow allows the acquisition of instantaneous film velocity data in the film cross-section at the center of the tube in the form of digital image pairs. An image processing algorithm is also described that allows numerical velocities to be distilled from particle images by commercial PIV software. The approach yields promising results for stratified and wavy-annular flows, however highly bubbly flows remain difficult to image and post-process. Initial data images are presented in raw and processed form.

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