Scientists at Oxford University are developing a new Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV) technique that will enable three-dimensional fluid velocity fields to be imaged reliably and accurately.
Over the last twenty years, a number of techniques have been explored to enable clear imaging of fluid flows, with the most advantageous being those that are non-intrusive. To date, one of the most important techniques has been particle image velocimetry (PIV). However, there is a major disadvantage with using PIV because considerable off-line processing is necessary to deconvolve the double image into a velocimetry field and three-dimensional information is difficult to retrieve.
In order to improve this technique, researchers in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University have developed the Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV) technique that enables three-dimensional imaging of fast fluid flows in both an efficient and reliable manner.
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