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Ability to handle very hot or very cold fluids
Requirement of only a short pipe length
Calibration insensitive to fluid density or viscosity | v v For further details see Ref. 40. | e-Text Main Menu | Textbook Table of Contents | Study Guide 394 Chapter 6 Viscous Flow in Ducts Fig. 6.33 A vortex flowmeter. (The
Foxboro Company.) A B (a)
R (b) T (c) | v v Fig. 6.34 Ultrasonic flowmeters: (a) pulse type; (b) doppler-shift type (from Ref. 41); (c) a
portable noninvasive installation (courtesy of Polysonics Inc., Houston, TX). | e-Text Main Menu | Textbook Table of Contents | Study Guide 6.10 Fluid Meters 395 Ultrasonic flowmeters. The sound-wave analog of the laser velocimeter of Fig. 6.29h is
the ultrasonic flowmeter. Two examples are shown in Fig. 6.34. The pulse-type flowmeter is shown in Fig. 6.34a. Upstream piezoelectric transducer A is excited with a short
sonic pulse which propagates across the flow to downstream transducer B. The arrival
at B triggers another pulse to be created at A, resulting in a regular pulse frequency fA.
The same proce...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2009 for the course MAE 101a taught by Professor Sakar during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08