System for Shear Flow Profiling
Inventor: Erik Anderson
Publication No. US 7054768 B2
Overview: A computerized method of profiling a shear flow using particle velocimetry near a surface interface known as the boundary layer.
Technology: This computerized image analysis method determines potential particle motion vectors based on the received images and dynamically ranks the likelihood that the potential tracks are correct based on track density. Two successive images of a plurality of particles in the shear flow near the interface are analyzed. The method is also applicable to moving and deforming interfaces.