Digital photogrammetric techniques for high-resolution three-dimensional flow velocity measurements

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  • Hans Gerd Maas - , ETH Zurich (Author)
  • Armin Gruen - , ETH Zurich (Author)


Two different photogrammetric techniques for the determination of high-resolved simultaneous 3D velocity fields in flows are outlined and compared: a technique based on the discrete visualization of a flow with tracer particles and recording of image sequences by multiple CCD cameras, and a technique based on scanning an observation volume of a flow marked with dye by a laser lightsheet and tracking of flow patterns by 3D least-squares matching in sequences of voxel datasets. The article shows the principles of both methods, hardware configurations for data acquisition, applications fields, and results achieved.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1970-1976
Number of pages7
JournalOptical engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes