The Faculty of Engineering at the HCT-Al Ain Women’s campus (AAW) organized a demonstration of Particle Imaging Velocimetry workshop on February 11, 2019.
This workshop introduced the Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) system. PIV is a laser based technique to visualize air and liquid flow patterns. The system comprises of a high power laser, camera, seed particles and a timing box.
Such systems and its variants have been used to study fluid phenomenon in combustion engines, flying insects, designs of submarines, cars and aircraft. Due to safety issues of operating sophisticated laser instrumentation, the system will not be fully operational, with its concept and components being described in detail to the workshop attendees, at this stage.