PIV

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is a laser application that is used to characterize and measure the velocity of fluids.  Tracer particles, that illuminate when exposed to laser light, are added to the fluids been analyzed.  These tracer particles are small enough to allow them to follow the flow dynamics of a given fluid.  The speed and motion of these particles is then used to characterize the fluid being studied.

A typical PIV system consist of a camera, a light source or pulsed laser, an optic to expand the light to the desired test area and an electronics synchronizer that acts as a trigger for the PIV process.  The most common type of laser used in PIV is a frequency doubled, pulsed 532nm laser.  Both lamp pumped and diode pumped lasers can be used.



Item No.
Image
Manufacturer
Pulse Width
Wavelength (nm)
Wavelength
Operation Mode
Pulse Energy
Vlite Hi-1000
Vlite Hi-1000
Beamtech~110ns527527nmPulsed15mJ X 2
Vlite Hi-k20
Vlite Hi-k20
Beamtech<12ns532532nmPulsed20mJ at 1kHz
Vlite-Extra 100
Vlite-Extra 100
Beamtech6 - 8ns532532nmPulsed20 to 100
Vlite Hi-50
Vlite Hi-50
Beamtech~15ns532532nmPulsed50mJ X 2
Vlite Hi-k30
Vlite Hi-k30
Beamtech<12ns532532nmPulsed30mJ at 1kHz
Vlite-Extra 50
Vlite-Extra 50
Beamtech6 - 8ns532532nmPulsed10 to 50
Vlite Hi-100
Vlite Hi-100
Beamtech~15ns532532nmPulsed100mJ X 2
Vlite 200
Vlite 200
Beamtech2ns532532nmPulsed200mJ
Vlite 350
Vlite 350
Beamtech6 - 8ns532532nmPulsed350mJ
Vlite 500
Vlite 500
Beamtech6 - 8ns532532nmPulsed500mJ
Dawa 100
Dawa 100
Beamtech9ns10641064nmPulsed100mJ
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