Particle Velocity Estimate

By derrick kearney1, Steve Wereley1

1. Purdue University

Track particles and estimate their velocity

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Version 1.2 - published on 20 Dec 2013

doi:10.4231/D35D8NF30 cite this

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    Step through the video frames, marking particles along the way. Then estimate the particle velocities. Choose videos from the DeepWater Horizon oil spill to analyze



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In 2010, an explosion on the DeepWater Horizon offshore drilling rig led to one the the largest oil spills in the United States. While efforts to seal the well moved forward, disagreements arose around the quantity of petroleum that had been released into the surrounding environment.

This application allows users to view videos from the DeepWater Horizon well, mark particles, and roughly estimate their velocity.

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  • derrick kearney, Steve Wereley (2013), "Particle Velocity Estimate," (DOI: 10.4231/D35D8NF30).

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