The principle of PIV
Basic PIV Setup
PIV systems range from rather simple set-ups up to highly complex integrated solutions. Let’s take a short tour through the components.
The “flash” of your system: Typically, a green laser with repetition rates from a couple of Hz to several kHz. Alternatively, LED based solutions are available.
Planar PIV works by illuminating only a very thin cross-section of the flow, the “light sheet”.
Capture your region-of-interest with our specialized cameras: Go high resolution, time resolved, stereoscopic, etc… Just as your task demands.
A crucial part of PIV is timing: When you have flows going super-sonic and beyond, every nanosecond counts. Our synchronizer is just that piece of hardware to handle this.
There’s no PIV without particles: there are multiple solutions to infuse your fluid with just the right amount of seeding.
Nothing works without it in a digitized world: Take control of all your subsystems via our intuitive software solutions.
The image data is transformed into velocity information via cross correlation. Get the most out of your raw-data with PIVview in combination with the Scheduler for efficient batch processing.
For some tasks, a tripod mounted camera is just fine, for others you need more degrees of freedom: Move along axis using linear traversing units, or get the total freedom of a robot-mounted system.
Sometimes a simple switch is simply not enough: switch your hardware remotely via ethernet and integrate it into your automated system.
Don’t trust your eyes: Quantify and observe your seeding density constantly and get feedback via ethernet.
When the valve is just out of reach: Remotely control your amount of seeding via Ethernet, just like the rest of our hardware… and as our tour ends here, you’re now prepared to browse our components.