Visualizing PIV Data

Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is an optical method of flow visualization.

Kevin and Aric have teamed up to improve and simplify the process of visualizing PIV data using EnSight.  Now you can drop PIV data into the EnSight application window and EnSight will convert it to an acceptable format and read the data in.  It’s all very slick.  EnSight does this by using a Python tool that Aric wrote.  Kevin took that and created a video tutorial showing how it all works.  The tool is over at, specifically right here.  And the tutorial is on our tutorials page.