Asymmetric autocorrelation function to resolve directional ambiguity in PIV images

Asymmetric autocorrelation function to resolve directional ambiguity in PIV images  Autocorrelation of a double-exposed image, unlike cross-correlation between two images, produces a correlation function that is symmetric about the origin. Thus, while it is possible to calculate the speed and direction of tracer particles in a particle image velocimetry (PIV) image using autocorrelation, it is impossible to tell whether the velocity is in the positive or negative direction. This ambiguity can be resolved by spatially shifting one exposure relative to the next or labeling exposures with color or polarization, but the complexity and limitations of these methods can be prohibitive. It is, however, possible to resolve the sign of the velocity from a triple-exposed image using unequal time intervals between exposures. Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Asymmetric autocorrelation function to resolve directional ambiguity in PIV images

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Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
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