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Disadvatage of PIV measurment system

  1. Mar 30, 2008 #1
    I'm trying to find out some information on the piv system and how it compares to other systems of measurement. Essentially I want to know if anyone knws any disadvantages of the piv (Particle image velocimetry) system.


  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 31, 2008 #2
    Well for one you will need a laser sheet which usually requires a pretty powerful laser = very expensive. You also need specialized image tracking software.
    Second is that not all flows allow this technique. I have never heard of supersonic PIV for instance.
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