Flume & Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) system

The BMSC Fluid Dynamics Lab houses one of Canada’s largest flumes, measuring 12 m long x 2 m wide x 1 m deep. It is available to industry and academia for research and commercial project work on a fee-for-service basis.

The flume is equipped with a 2-D Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) system for flow visualization featuring a large view-field (0.6 m2) and vector capture rates of 10 x/s. The PIV system features La Vision software and has the ability to build serial sections of flow profiles.