Pitot probe corrections in fully developed turbulent pipe flow

B. J. McKeon, J. Li, W. Jiang, J. F. Morrison, A. J. Smits

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Mean flow measurements taken in fully developed turbulent pipe flow over a wide Reynolds number range are used to evaluate current methods of correcting Pitot probe data. Based on this evaluation, a new form for the displacement correction is proposed which appears to be more accurate over a wider range of conditions than those currently available. The difficulty of obtaining the true near-wall velocity profile near the wall is explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1458
Number of pages10
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Calibration
  • Displacement correction
  • Fluid flow velocity corrections
  • Pitot probe


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