Investigation of a corrugated channel flow with an open source PIV software
1 Dalgakıran Makine Inc., 34885 İstanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yeditepe University, 34775 İstanbul, Turkey
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 28 March 2016
In this study, the corrugated channel flow was investigated by using an open-source particle image velocimetry (PIV) software. The open-source software called OpenPIV was first verified by using images of an earlier experimental work of a vortex ring formation. The corrugated channel flow images were taken with 200 W power LED light source and a high speed camera and those images were analysed with these spatial and temporal tools of OpenPIV. Laminar, transient and turbulent flow regimes were identified when Reynolds number was below 1100, in between 1100 and 2000 and higher than 2000, respectively. The velocity vectors were found to be about 20% lower than the previous study results. The flow inside the grooves was also investigated with OpenPIV and flow characteristics at the grooves were captured when interrogation window size was lowered. The visualization of the flow was presented for different Reynolds numbers with the relative scale values. As a result of this study, OpenPIV software was determined as promising open source PIV analysis software.
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