Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)



  • Non-intrusive technique
  • Optical / imaging based principle
  • Generates snapshots of flow fields
  • Different measurement options (2 components in a plane, 3 components in a plane and 3 components in a volume)
  • Versatile technique tailored to your needs (Planar PIV, results in 2D planes with U and V velocity components, Stereo PIV, results in 2D planes with U, V, and W velocity components and Volumetric velocimetry measures U, V, and W in a 3D volume)
  • Large velocity range
  • Large measurement domain range
  • High spatial resolution
  • High temporal resolution
  • Correlation-based techniques
  • Extensive post-processing
  • One software platform with interfaces and export functions
  • Pressure for PIV Add-on with different solvers


Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is a non-intrusive laser optical measurement technique for research and diagnostics into flow, turbulence, microfluidics, spray atomization, and combustion processes.

Dantec Dynamics offers a range of PIV solutions to suit a variety of research needs. Basic systems utilize a single camera to measure two velocity components in a plane. More advanced systems utilize multiple cameras to measure three velocity components either in a plane or in a volume.

High speed systems are available to study vortices. Furthermore, advanced features like uncertainty estimation and propagation that tell about the measurement quality, advanced post-processing routing for vortex detections, combined PIV / LIF / Shadow measurement, and pressure computations help to get most out of your data.

Measurement Principle

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is a whole-flow-field technique providing instantaneous velocity vector measurements in a cross-section of a flow.

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