Bias and precision errors of digital particle image velocimetry

Bias and precision errors of digital particle image velocimetry The bias and precision errors of digital particle image velocimetry are quantified. Uniform displacement images are used to evaluate the uncertainty attributed to various sub-pixel peak finding algorithms. Bias errors are found to exist for all algorithms, and the presence of bias error tends to affect the precision error. The ability to “calibrate” out the bias error is explored using a rectangular free jet experiment. The calibration was effective in removing the bias error in the potential core and less effective in the shear layer. The bias error is found to functionally depend on the displacement gradients present in the interrogation region. The study stresses the need for in situ quantification of DPIV uncertainty. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Bias and precision errors of digital particle image velocimetry

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s003480050403
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Abstract

The bias and precision errors of digital particle image velocimetry are quantified. Uniform displacement images are used to evaluate the uncertainty attributed to various sub-pixel peak finding algorithms. Bias errors are found to exist for all algorithms, and the presence of bias error tends to affect the precision error. The ability to “calibrate” out the bias error is explored using a rectangular free jet experiment. The calibration was effective in removing the bias error in the potential core and less effective in the shear layer. The bias error is found to functionally depend on the displacement gradients present in the interrogation region. The study stresses the need for in situ quantification of DPIV uncertainty.

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: May 3, 2000

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