Main Features:
* userfriendly and GUI based PIV tool
* multi-pass, multi-grid window deformation technique
* import bmp/ tiff/ jpeg image pairs/ series
* multiple image sequencing styles
* individual image masking and region of interest
* image pre-processing
* two different sub-pixel estimators
* multiple vector validation methods
* magnitude/ vorticity/ divergence/ shear / ...
* data smoothing, vector field highpass
* multiple colormaps
* streamlines
* extensive data extraction tools
* statistics
* synthetic PIV image generator
* Many data export features
* main features accessible via comand line scripting

PIVlab users

Journal papers / conference proceedings that use PIVlab for research

  • Sanchez, T.; Chen, D. T. N.; DeCamp, S. J.; Heymann, M. & Dogic, Z.
    Spontaneous motion in hierarchically assembled active matter
    Nature, 2012, 491, 431-434
  • Booth-Gauthier, E.; Alcoser, T.; Yang, G. & Dahl, K.
    Force-Induced Changes in Subnuclear Movement and Rheology
    Biophysical Journal, 2012, 103, 2423-2431
  • Jiang, Y.-J. & Towhata, I.
    Experimental Study of Dry Granular Flow and Impact Behavior Against a Rigid Retaining Wall
    Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2012, 1-17
  • Leong, T.; Collis, J.; Manasseh, R.; Ooi, A.; Novell, A.; Bouakaz, A.; Ashokkumar, M. & Kentish, S.
    The Role of Surfactant Headgroup, Chain Length, and Cavitation Microstreaming on the Growth of Bubbles by Rectified Diffusion
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2011, 115, 24310-24316
  • Mahanti, P.; Keebaugh, M.; Weiss, N.; Jones, P.; Hayes, M. & Taylor, T.
    Particle Velocimetry Data from COMSOL Model of Micro-channels
    Proceedings of the COMSOL Conference 2010 Boston, 2010
  • Mirsepassi, A. & Dunn-Rankin, D.
    Particle image velocimetry in viscoelastic fluids and particle interaction effects
    16th Int Symp on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
  • Moller, D.; Hilsdorf, T.; Wang, J. & Dual, J.
    Acoustic streaming used to move particles in a circular flow in a plastic chamber
    AIP Conference Proceedings, AIP, 2012, 1433, 775-778
  • Pascual, M. & Kramer, H.
    Simultaneous flow and temperature measurements in a stirred heat exchanger wall tank by liquid crystal thermography
    18th International Symposium on industrial Crystallization, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011
  • Piro, V.; Piro, N. & Piro, O.
    Characterization of intraventricular blood flow using a microbubble-contrast tracking echo-PIV technique
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2012, 59, E1139-E1139
  • Rockstroh, L.; Wahl, S.; Wang, Z.; Werner, P. & Simon, S.
    An image filter technique to relax particle image velocimetry
    Proceedings of the 19th European Signal Processing Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
  • Roy, A.; Metaxas, A. & Ross, T.
    Swimming patterns of larval Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in turbulence in the laboratory
    Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2012, 453, 117-127
  • Ryerson, W. G. & Schwenk, K.
    A simple, inexpensive system for digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV) in biomechanics
    Journal of Experimental Zoology, 2012, 317, 127-140
  • Senatore, C.; Wulfmeier, M.; MacLennan, J.; Jayakumar, P. & Iagnemma, K.
    Investigation of stress and failure in granular soils for lightweight robotic vehicle applications
    2012 NDIA ground vehicle systems engineering and technology symposium, 2012
  • Soare, A.; Escobar, S.; Pascual, M. & Kramer, H.
    Measurement and modelling of the velocity flow regims of a multiphase aircraft crystallizer
    18th International Symposium on industrial Crystallization, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011
  • Sorando, A. C.; Hawkes, J. J.; Fielden, P. R. & Gonzalez, I.
    Patterns of particles aggregation and streaming in resonating fluids
    AIP Conference Proceedings, AIP, 2012, 1433, 757-760
  • Todaro, M. C.; Choudhuri, I.; Belohlavek, M.; Jahangir, A.; Carerj, S.; Oreto, L. & Khandheria, B. K.
    New echocardiographic techniques for evaluation of left atrial mechanics
    European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, 2012, Advance access
  • Taddeucci, J.; Valentine, G. A.; Sonder, I.; White, J. D. L.; Ross, P.-S. & Scarlato, P.
    The effect of pre-existing craters on the initial development of explosive volcanic eruptions: an experimental investigation
    Geophys. Res. Lett., 2013
  • Nowak, T.; Cairos, C.; Holsteyns, F.; Lippert, A. & Mettin, R.
    Acoustic Streaming at Gigasonic Piston-Like Transducers
    DAGA 2012 – 38. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik, 2012, 457-458
  • Frommhold, P. E.; Mettin, R.; Holsteyns, F. L. & Lippert, A.
    Surface cleaning by soft acoustic cavitation bubbles
    DAGA 2012 – 38. Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik, 2012, 455-456
  • Eriksson, I.; Powell, J. & Kaplan, A.
    Melt behavior on the keyhole front during high speed laser welding
    Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 2013, advance online publication

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