151-0105-00L  Imaging in Fluid Dynamics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersF. Coletti
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0105-00 GImaging in Fluid Dynamics3 hrs
Tue10:15-13:00ML H 41.1 »
F. Coletti

Catalogue data

AbstractThis is a laboratory-based course on imaging techniques for the measurement of fluid flow properties. Modern approaches are presented, including particle image velocimetry and particle tracking velocimetry, applied in various experimental facilities. Students obtain first-hand experience with such techniques in laboratory sessions, using high-speed/high-resolution cameras in wind/water tunnels.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the working principles of modern flow imaging and velocimetry
Understanding of hardware and software requirements to achieve desired spatio-temporal resolution.
Ability to carry out imaging experiments in actual laboratory flows, and interpreting meaningfully the results.
ContentBasics of optical diagnostics.
Conception of laboratory flow experiment to be characterized by imaging, with focus on the spatial and temporal scales at play.
Laboratory experiments including:
- characterization of vortex shedding by wake visualization and liquid crystal thermography.
- Eulerian flow field in turbulent flow by particle image velocimetry
- Lagrangian flow field in turbulent flow by particle tracking velocimetry
- fluid-structure interaction in wind tunnel by high-speed imaging.
Lecture notesHandouts will be made available.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Fluid Dynamics, basic programming skills.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersF. Coletti
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationFinal grade based on lab reports.

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

Mechanical Engineering MasterEnergy, Flows and ProcessesWInformation