PROCAP SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS

PROCAP COMPACT

  • Ideal for teaching
  • Easy-to-use tool for small to medium flow applications
  • Rugged & pre-calibrated Optitrack camera system
  • Calibrated digital 7-hole probe with USB connector
  • Includes laptop with pre-installed software packages
  • Optional: Transport casing

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PROCAP PROFESSIONAL

  • Perfect for full scale wind-tunnel applications
  • Full flexibility for any size and type of applications
  • Standard probes: 5 hole and 14 hole
  • Speed range adjustable with different sensor modules
  • Custom probe integration possible
  • Modular design to accept different probes and tracking systems
  • Compatible with motion capture systems from Qualisys, Optitrack and Vicon

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HOW ProCap WORKS

Probe Capture (ProCap) is a new and unique tool for flow visualization and measurement that combines the intuitive and simple handling of a smoke probe with the data content and quality of a 3D-point measurement scan.

The region of interest is manually scanned by the operator using a hand-held probe while the system records the measurement data, optically tracks the probe’s instantaneous position and processes and visualizes the flow field in real-time. This human-based scanning approach is very efficient as in regions of large gradients the scanning is refined and no machine-teaching even for complex geometries is necessary. The measured 3D data is accessible in real-time, typically on a large screen or projected to a wall with good visibility during testing. For later analysis, the data is also available offline using either the ProCap software or standard CFD visualization and analysis tools.

The core of the system is the ProCap software that collects, processes and displays the data and handles the communication between the components. The software manages:

  • Communication and timing of data acquisition hardware (DAQ box) and tracking system

  • Data conversion with probe calibration, spatial interpolation, storage and import/export
  • Import and display of model geometry
  • Real-time visualization of flow field and model geometry

Download our demonstration data from the flow around the rear-view mirror of the DrivAer-model. Note this requires ParaView as 3D viewer which you can download from the official site.

ProCap: A NEW WORLD OF QUANTITATIVE FLOW VISUALIZATION

Drastic speed-up of the aerodynamic optimisation process

  • Immediate access to flow topology
  • Data-based decision making
  • Documented development steps
  • Cross-validation with CFD data