A new artificial neural network tracking technique for particle image velocimetry
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The analysis of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) data requires effective algorithms to track efficiently the particles suspended in the fluid flow. The artificial neural network algorithm method described here presents a new approach to solve this problem. Contrary to the classic cross correlation method, this new method does not require a large number of particles per frame, it can handle flows with large velocity gradients, and is suited for tracking images with multiple exposures as well as tracking through consecutive images. The algorithm was tested on synthetic and available experimental data to provide a thorough performance analysis.
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Hassan, Y. A., & Philip, O. G.