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Title:Distortion compensation for generalized stereoscopic particle image velocimetry
Author(s):Soloff, Steven M.; Adrian, Ronald J.; Liu, Zi-Chao
Subject(s):Particle Image Velocimetry
Distortion Compensation
Abstract:Optical distortion caused by inaccurate optical alignment, lens nonlinearity, and/or refraction by optical windows, fluid interfaces, and other optical elements of an experiment cause inaccuracy by introducing variable magnification. Since fractional changes in the magnification have a one-to-one effect on the accuracy of measuring the velocity, it is important to compensate for such distortions. A general experimental calibration procedure is described which determines the magnification matrix of a distorted imaging system, and an algorithm is presented to compute accurate velocity field displacements from measurements of distorted PIV images. These procedures form a basis for generalized stereoscopic PIV procedures which permit easy electronic registration of multiple cameras and accurate recombination of stereoscopic displacement fields to obtain the three-dimensional velocity vector field.
Issue Date:1997-05
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 855
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Office of Naval Researchearch 97/05; TSI Inc., St Paul Minnesota 97/05
Rights Information:Copyright 1997 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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