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An innovative low-profile monolithic constant-temperature anemometer

Birch, DM and Morrison, JF (2012) An innovative low-profile monolithic constant-temperature anemometer Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 100 (1). pp. 38-45.

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A constant-temperature anemometer has been developed which uses a single high-fidelity speaker driver as a combined signal and power amplifier. Owing to its small size and simplicity of construction, the anemometer is well suited for applications requiring a large number of channels (such as hot-wire rakes) as well as applications requiring the embedding of instrumentation within confined experimental models (such as reduced-scale wind turbine blades). The anemometer is shown to have performance characteristics similar to those of a commercial anemometer when used under its design conditions. An operating bandwidth as high as 10 kHz can be achieved, which is greater than most available time-resolved digital particle-image velocimetry systems and is shown to be sufficient to track large-scale turbulence structures in channel flow.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Birch, DM
Morrison, JF
Date : January 2012
DOI : 10.1016/j.jweia.2011.10.010
Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 100 (1), Jan 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.jweia.2011.10.010.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 26 Jan 2012 08:54
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:17

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