PhD in Particle Image Velocimetry
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is a leading measurement technique for aerodynamic research. However, uncertainty of PIV data is mostly unknown, making PIV data unsuitable for aerodynamic certification and validation of numerical simulations. The aim of this research project is to build a framework for the complete uncertainty quantification of PIV results, considering both random and systematic error components. Methodologies for embedding uncertainty quantification in the experimental design, based on the Modern Design of Experiment approach, will be devised. Uncertainty quantification strategies will be defined based on in-depth understanding of the Particle Image Velocimetry technique. Experiments will be conducted in the wind tunnels of the TU Delft's Aerodynamics Laboratories in order to assess the accuracy of the estimated uncertainty. The PhD candidate will publish the results in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. The background, methodology, and outcome of the research will be thoroughly discussed in the final PhD dissertation.
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