The modular concept of LaVision’sFlowMaster Underwater PIVsystems allows a large variety of PIV imaging configurations for uncompromised performance. 2D-, Stereo- and Tomo-PIV measurements are realized using torpedo designs or compact vertical borescope setups. The submarine housings consist of high quality stainless steel tube components containing the remotely controlled PIV camera(s) and sheet optics. Hydrofoils cover the stiff vertical support tubes for minimum drag and wake. The laser and electronic components are accommodated in watertight housings mounted on the carriage above water level. The whole construction is CFD optimized and carefully tested up to a maximum towing speed of 7 m/s at a water depth of 1.5 m.
modular and flexible underwater PIV setups for several geometries realized with compact vertical borescopes or horizontal torpedos
time-resolved 2D-, Stereo- and Tomo-PIV setups supported
CFD optimized and tested submarine constructions
Underwater Stereo-PIV system realized with vertical borescopes
Horizontal torpedos for underwater cameras and light sheet optics courtesy of TU Delft - Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Mr. Gunnar Jacobi
3D propeller flow field measured with Tomo-PIV courtesy: INSEAN CNR