The Design of a New Flow Meter for Pipes Based on the Drag Force Exerted on a Cylinder in Cross Flow (Drag Force Flow Meter: DFFM)

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C. Ruppel, T. Funke, F. Peters

Fluid Mechanics, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany

J. Fluids Eng 126(4), 658-664 (Sep 10, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1779665 History: Received June 03, 2003; Revised February 17, 2004; Online September 10, 2004
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Drag coefficient of a cylinder as function of Reynolds number from Wieselsberger 56
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Working principle of the Drag Force Flow Meter (DFFM)
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FEM-designed load cell with (bottom) and without load (top)
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Calibration set-up indicating installation range
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The investigated installations
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Relative deviation of the mass flux measured by the DFFM versus the reference mass flux for the installations of Fig. 6




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