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Pitot probe corrections in fully developed turbulent pipe flow

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

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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.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited. Received 14 April 2003, in final form and accepted for publication 19 June 2003. Published 21 July 2003. Print publication: Issue 8 (August 2003) The support of ONR under grant nos N00014-98-1-0325 and N00014-99-1-0340, and NSF under grant CTS-9908442 is gratefully acknowledged. JFM is indebted to both the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (GR/M64536/01) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (England) for financial support.
Subject Keywords:fluid flow velocity corrections, Pitot probe, displacement correction, calibration
Issue or Number:8
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