Highly accurate optical flow method based on volumetric segmentation for 3D PIV
Keywords:3D Methods and Applications, optical flow method, volumetric segmentation, 3D PIV, pixel-level resolution
In this study, we present a new three-dimensional optical flow method based on volumetric segmentation for the velocity estimation of fluid flow. The proposed method uses a segmented smoothness term that is designed on the assumption that the particle velocity varies continuously in each segmented volume and discontinuously on the surfaces of the segmented volumes. Subsequently, the data term is proposed on the basis of the segmented volumes and the fluid mass conservation equation, which is derived from the Reynolds transport equation. In addition, the robust local level-set method is applied to segment the particle volume according to the velocity distribution of fluid flow. The proposed method is evaluated quantitatively on synthetic data and qualitatively on experimental data, and the velocity results are compared to the advanced 3D velocity estimation methods. The results indicate that the proposed method can obtain velocity fields with greater measurement accuracy for Tomo-PIV.
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