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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Abstract

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
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics

Keywords

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

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    McKeon, B. J., Li, J., Jiang, W., Morrison, J. F., & Smits, A. J. (2003). Pitot probe corrections in fully developed turbulent pipe flow. Measurement Science and Technology, 14(8), 1449-1458. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/14/8/334