Experimental investigation of the Multipoint Ultrasonic Flowmeter
CTU in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Technická 4, 166 07 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Published online: 4 June 2018
The Multipoint Ultrasonic Flowmeter is a vector tomographic device capable of reconstructing all three components of velocity field based solely on boundary ultrasonic measurements. Computer simulations have shown the feasibility of such a device and have been published previously. This paper describes an experimental investigation of achievable accuracy of such a method. Doubled acoustic tripoles used to obtain information of the solenoidal part of vector field show extremely short differences between the Time Of Flights (TOFs) of individual sensors and are therefore sensitive to parasitic effects of TOF measurements. Sampling at 40MHz and correlation method is used to measure the TOF.
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