A new calibration method for crossed hot wires

Rongrong Zhao, Junde Li, Alexander Smits

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A new crossed hot-wire calibration technique is described that uses the total stress distribution found in fully-developed turbulent pipe and channel flows as an input. No separate calibration for the angular sensitivity is required. The experimental results from fully-developed turbulent pipe flows using the new calibration method are compared with those obtained using the conventional angle calibration technique, and good agreement is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1926-1931
Number of pages6
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Calibration method
  • Hot-wire probe
  • Total stress distribution
  • Turbulence measurement


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