This paper describes how the accuracy for estimating the location of the displacement-correlation peak in (digital) particle image velocimetry (PIV) can be optimized by the use of a window offset equal to the integer-pixel displacement. The method works for both cross-correlation analysis of single-exposure image pairs and multiple-exposure images. The effect is predicted by an analytical model for the statistical properties of estimators for the displacement, and it is observed in the analysis of synthetic PIV images of isotropic turbulence, and in actual measurements of grid-generated turbulence and of fully-developed turbulent pipe flow.
Experiments in Fluids – Springer Journals
Published: May 22, 1997
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud