We present an open-source MATLAB package, entitled OpenPIV-MATLAB, for analyzing particle image velocimetry (PIV) data. We extend the PIV analysis with additional tools for post-processing the PIV results including the estimation of aero/hydrodynamic forces from the PIV data of a wake behind an immersed (bluff or streamlined) body. The paper presents a detailed description of the packages, covering the three main parts: generating two-dimensional two component velocity fields from pairs of images (OpenPIV-MATLAB), spatial and temporal flow analysis based on the velocity fields (Spatial and Temporal Analysis Toolbox), and wake flow analysis along with the force estimates (getWAKE Toolbox). A complete analysis with a variety of post-processing capabilities is demonstrated using time-resolved PIV wake data of a freely flying European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in a wind tunnel.
- Fluid mechanics
- Particle Image Velocimetry
- Wake analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications