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Flow Rate Measurements Using Flow-Induced Pipe Vibration

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Robert P. Evans

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415e-mail: rpe@inel.gov

Jonathan D. Blotter

Mechanical Engineering Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602e-mail: jblotter@byu.edu

Alan G. Stephens

College of Engineering, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83206

J. Fluids Eng 126(2), 280-285 (May 03, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1667882 History: Received April 28, 2003; Revised November 07, 2003; Online May 03, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Data acquisition schematic
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Frequency domain plots of the accelerometer data with various flow rates
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Signal noise and curve fit for 0.0762-m (3-in) PVC pipe
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Signal noise and curve fit for 0.0762-m (3-in) stainless steel pipe
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Signal noise and curve fit for 0.0762-m (3 in) aluminum pipe
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Comparison of the curve fit of the standard deviation of the vibrations in the test section with mass flow for various test section materials
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Signal noise versus flow rate for 0.1016 m and 0.0762 m diameter PVC pipe
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Signal noise versus flow rate for 0.0762 m and 0.0381 m diameter stainless steel pipe
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Nondimensional plot of acceleration data versus Reynolds number for all data sets

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