The Correction of X-Probe Results for Transverse Contamination

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P. D. Clausen, D. H. Wood

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Newcastle, N.S.W. 2308 Australia

J. Fluids Eng 111(2), 226-229 (Jun 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243629 History: Received March 15, 1988; Online October 26, 2009


This note discusses the interpretation of X-probe measurements obtained in the presence of significant velocities transverse to the plane of the wires. To measure the three mean velocity components, the probe was used in two planes which gave a redundant estimate of the component along the probe axis. A correction of the measured mean velocities for transverse contamination is described and justified. It was found that the corrections reduced the mean component along the probe’s axis by up to 20 percent, while the components orthogonal to that axis were hardly altered.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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