Image velocimetry techniques, which extract motion information by comparison of image regions, typically make use of cross-correlation to measure the degree of matching. In this work, a novel measure of the dissimilarity between interrogation windows is proposed which is based on a more robust estimator than cross-correlation. The method is validated on synthetic images and on two experimental data sets obtained from a periodically pulsed jet and a backward-facing step. The former is a basically laminar flow, whereas the latter is fully turbulent. Both of them are characterized by regions of high velocity gradients. The efficiency of the robust image velocimetry (RIV) is compared with a cross-correlation algorithm (PIV). The analysis of results shows that the RIV is less sensitive to the appearance and disappearance of particles, and to high velocity gradients and, in general, to noise, generating less spurious velocity vectors. As a consequence RIV resolves better the vorticity peaks at the center of the vortex rings generated by the pulsed jet, obtaining, for a given interrogation window size, a higher spatial resolution. Moreover, in the analysis of the flow field generated by the backward-facing step, the RIV performs better in the shear layer at the border of the recirculation region, leading to a more reliable estimation of Reynolds shear stress and horizontal velocity component.
Experiments in Fluids – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 29, 2006
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